Teaching Reading….

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I have loved the joy of teaching young children to read…. It has been such a delight in seeing the   opening of eyes, hearts, and minds of my young first grade students to the written word… I have loved watching them realize they can read….There is such a look on their precious faces of surprise that they can read…

This year for me has been a quite challenging…Our school is a diverse school in a progressive district…We do have a majority of children from poverty…Our school does have a reputation, even with the challenges… We strive to maintain the status quo…  With all the demands of Common Core Curriculum and the rigors of Testing…. These challenges have been added to our many  teaching responsibilities… We struggle with the problem our children face that live in impoverished conditions…

I will always inspire my children to love to read, even with all these demands… I do feel though, no one is listening to our children…They are our future…

2 thoughts on “Teaching Reading….

  1. I am sure many of us would say they have not enough time to listen to their children, be they their own or just their charges. In the case of parents, it may be so, as a result of our chosen lifestyles. But if we reflect, even just a little, we would surely see the way we now live is getting in the way, not just in our children’s development, but our own too.
    In the case of teachers and carers, time teaching, and playing with, their children is much more valuable than recording their progress as official statistics.
    If we really listen to children of an early age, what would we learn, or rather what would we re-learn that we have forgotten. Well, I think we would learn how to be truly human again; to know of the angels we see at a very young age and feel their love. We would feel, hopefully, the love of our parents, and the joy of discovery and wonder. All these things we could reconnect to, if only we listened to our children, our grandchildren, our future.
    Love, joy, peace as always.

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