Wednesday, March 07, 2007
The Greatest Teaching Job Ever
Ever since I finished teaching last May, I've begun to focus on my present teaching position. I've been wondering when and how I was going to begin teaching Kara to read. Of all the things I can teach her in school, Reading and Writing are the two scariest subjects. I know once she learns how to read and write nothing is out of her reach, but I've been fearful with my own feelings of inadequacy to teach in these areas.
Over the past few weeks, Kara and I have been working on learning her alphabet and her numbers. I'm pleased to say that she knows most of her letters. A - B - C - . . . P - Q - R - Snake - T - U . . . We do have a few things to work on such as E is not an F, and Snake is not a letter. It is the letter S. I must say, I have enjoyed playing flashcards with her, and teaching her. She is a very fast learner when she wants to cooperate. I am also very thankful for Leap Frogs Letter Factory video. Because of this video, she has learned all of her letter sounds. In fact, if she can't think of the name of the letter, she will tell me its sound instead. Now, if only I can get Lydia to learn her colors . . .