Reading Adventures- Log 2: SSSS-aaaaaa-mmmmm

Why, oh, why does teaching reading have to be so difficult?  I know this is a rhetorical question, but, honestly, I don’t remember it being this hard when I learned to read!  Ha, ha!  I have many questions about teaching reading.  Such, as:

  • Why does my son look at me when he is reading?  Are the words written on my forehead?
  • Why does the same boy look at the first letter in a word and then proceed to guess what the word is-ex., the word “bad” is read “bbbbb-at”, “bat”.  Noooooo, that is not the word.
  • Why does he wait for me to sound out the word for him, when I know with certainty that he knows all the sounds of all the letters in the alphabet.  (I think.)

These are just a few questions that I am trying to answer for myself.  Really, I do NOT want you all to answer them for me.  I know that teaching someone to read is not easy.  I did it in a public school classroom for 7 years.  But, thank God, the kindergarten teachers in public schools have self-inflicted goals to teach kindergarteners to read.  This always made my job as a 1st grade teacher quite simple.  Yet, now I have the burden of figuring out how they did it!  Pray for me.

On a side note, he loves making words with his magnetic letters.  He used three of his sight words and his name to make this sentence.  I don’t think he knows that he made a sentence, but maybe he knows more than he wants me to know!


2 responses to “Reading Adventures- Log 2: SSSS-aaaaaa-mmmmm

  1. Melissa Stewart

    LOL, make life easier on yourself. Send him to school. Kids are always better away from their parents. 🙂 On the other hand, you are doing a great job!!

  2. jbryans

    I actually am loving home school right now and he is doing wonderful. We start between 8:30 and 9:00 every morning and are usually finished by 1:00 or 1:30. We take Thursdays off because I work and then we only do about 2 hours worth of work on Fridays. He is pretty easy to work with considering that he is my own child. 🙂

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