I walked up the steep, long and hilly road on a Monday night. As I got closer to the top, I was relieved to finally arrive at the doors of the orphanage, inviting me in. It had been a few weeks since I was able to come. As I saw my girl that I tutor, I noticed her shorter hair. I complimented her on her hair cut. She just started middle school (The new Korean school year starts in March) and her teacher told her to cut her hair. So, she got it cut.
Together, we read a classic, The Hat in the Cat. It was the first time she saw this book. I explained how Dr. Seuss was a famous author. Then, she asked if he was the same author of Green Eggs and Ham. That was the first Dr. Seuss book we read together. As she read all 61 pages of The Hat in the Cat by herself, I coudn’t help, but feel so proud of her! Afterwards, she exclaimed that his books are so hard and he’s always repeating the same words. She said in Korean that her eyes felt like they were going to pop out after all that reading.
I can’t wait to bring another Dr. Seuss book next week. I love how they are long, but still easy enough for beginner readers to go through and enjoy!