Archive for May, 2008

Tadpoles

Monday, May 19th, 2008

We went to a birthday party on Saturday and the people there had a little plastic container which can hold fish, crayfish, tadpoles etc. Evan really liked it and had it in his mind he wanted one, so we went over to D2 and bought one for him (348 yen). Then he wanted to find some tadpoles for it, so we cycled all around Yokohama looking for some. We ended up going to the park near his school because we saw some there before. We did manage to catch 2 of them. They had mostly finished their metamorphisis to frogs, and only had a little stump where the tail used to be.

Evan’s very interested in the frogs now and likes to pick them up (we try to not let him do it too much – the frogs probably don’t like to be manhandled) and he loves looking at them and always wants to feed them.

Reading

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Evan’s doing so amazingly well with his reading these days. Yesterday he read all 24 pages of “From a caterpillar to a butterfly” book. It had a few tough words like Chrysalis but he managed it all remarkably well. Tonight he read the first 10 pages of the dolphin book, which is a 60s encyclopedia-type book for kids. He did awesome. He was telling me tonight about how proud he is of reading and his group is the better group in his class for reading (Akhil has done very well apparently, completing his book on Jack and the beanstalk or something). Nevertheless, Evan loves to read and takes quite a bit of time to read. His speed is really coming along nicely now and I can tell he’s comprehending the sentences he’s reading. Amazing!