After he finished reading, he confidently and enthusiastically told me ALL the important parts of the story IN HIS OWN WORDS! Cue the clouds parting and sunbeams shining down on this kiddo :) As I finished up my notes, I look up to see him dancing.
I asked, "A, what's the cool dance for?"
A - "It's my victory dance! For reaching my goal."
Ugh, my heart melted. I love when kiddos recognize their successes and celebrate them.