This post was sponsored by Sagebooks. All opinions are mine and mine alone. 

We FINALLY finished Set 3 two weeks ago and moved onto Set 3’s Treasure Box series. I don’t know why I always forget that the books are harder than I anticipate.

Of course, I did NOT take any responsibility for teaching Glow Worm (5) and continued the time-honored tradition of benign child exploitation by making my older children deal with Glow Worm (5). That’s how I solve everything.

You could wonder why Sagebooks is paying me to go through their curriculum when it’s really Gamera (7) doing the bulk of the work, but you would be conveniently forgetting that I went through the curriculum TWICE with both Gamera and Cookie Monster (9) so I did teach Glow Worm’s “teachers” and thus, indirectly am teaching Glow Worm.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Besides, I know that the reason you’re thinking this in the first place is because you wish you had a Gamera to teach your kid. Well, you can’t have her. She’s mine.


We ended Week 6 on a high by finishing Set 3 Book 5 and I hoped to finish all the Treasure Box books in Set 3 by the end of Week 8.

I thought it would be a doable thing given that Glow Worm seemed to be doing okay on the reading front.


YES! That’s 4 weeks in a row of meeting goals and stuff.

I know. I’m a little bit shocked, too.

It just goes to show you the power of delegating and being a good manager of other people doing the real work.


Here’s my thought process: why fix what isn’t broken?

And so, I didn’t. My older two children got to be responsible and teach and reinforce the Sagebooks characters they already knew, and my third child got to learn.

The best part is that I get to hear a mini-version of me (down to the TONE) lecture and sigh and be annoyed that Glow Worm isn’t remembering characters quickly enough.

Gamera legit said, “You don’t remember? How can you not remember? I just taught you this yesterday!”

Ah, my dear girl. Welcome to my life.


Let’s see. From what I overheard, Glow Worm is still mixing up some characters and forgetting the newer characters in general. However, for the most part, he is retaining what he is learning. I’m not sure how well he is comprehending or anticipating the characters because if he was really thinking about what he was reading, he’d be able to guess the characters based on context instead of blanking.

However, since I’m not the one actually teaching him, I guess I can’t complain too much about it.

Oh, one other thing. Glow Worm was so happy to finally be done with Set 3 and move on to the Treasure Boxes. He didn’t want to acknowledge that he needed to review more of the characters and since it was his siblings, they didn’t force the issue. (And why should they? They’re just the hired help. lol.)

Tune in next time to see how Glow Worm does with Set 4.