You are here: / / Education
Tips for helping kids through the different stages of their education.
Finally seem to be gaining some ground on Malia’s reading. She’s been struggling with it so much. We bought a couple sets of the BOB reading books to help build up her confidence. They seem to really be working. And I’m learning to be more patient as I work things out with her. I totally would fail as a teacher. Seriously.
Haha! Me too! There is no way in heck I could be a teacher. Yay for BOB books! We used several sets of them for Rhett a few years ago. Dang, I gave them away, but didn’t even think of sending them to you. Rhett really liked them, and yes, they were the first books he actually “read” on his own. I feel like once you see the reading “click,” it seems like the reading floodgates open and there’s such a difference.
Rhett had a mini-meltdown after school yesterday over something he supposedly learned in school, but that he had no clue about. Every Friday, the teacher sends home 5 questions for the parents to ask their kids, to spark discussion over what they learned that week. Apparently, they started learning what nouns and verbs are. So, I asked Rhett one of the questions about nouns and verbs. And he was clueless. I get frustrated with him sometimes, when there is a new concept he is learning at school, and he comes home acting clueless about it. Like he wasn’t even sitting in the dang classroom listening and doing the work. I get tired of him doing this, so I try to keep my cool, but I do get frustrated with him. It’s like anything new will take a bunch of repetition before he even understands what in the heck he is even learning. There are a few things he takes to right away & he picks up quickly, but he does frustrate the heck out of me with this issue.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.