Tuesday, December 02, 2008

School Notes

It seems just like yesterday that Seth was "doing school" with a passie in his mouth. Now just a few short years later he is actually learning to read. Today I spent time with him teaching him to read short vowel words...mat, sat, cat... It has been quite awhile since I have taught a child to read. Hope is now 10 and she has been reading for along time. I knew all of my life that I wanted to be a teacher. I just didn't realize that I would be teaching my own children at home. I never could have imagined the excitement that I feel each and every time one of my own children learn something profound to them. Seth was tickled pink that he learned some words today. I am so glad that I was the teacher to get to experience this joy of learning with him.

grace and peace,
julie

4 comments:

Amy said...

*Sigh*

I miss those pacifier days....sometimes.;)

Such a sweet memory!

God Bless,
Amy:)

Marci said...

What a sweety!!!

Faithseed said...

My SIL told me when I had just one who was a toddler, that she was more excited to watch her child learn to read than she was to watch her learn to walk. At the time, I couldn't fathom such an idea :)

It is a true blessing to be able to teach our children!

Blessings,
~Faithseed

TnFullQuiver said...

Amy,
Yes Passie days were special. Maybe teenagers should try them again...at least it would keep them quiet!!!

Marci,
Thanks!! Little chubby cheeks and chubby hands are so very precious!

Faithseed,
It is a true blessing to be able to teach our own. I have cherished each and every stage of their lives (even the mouthy teenager stage)! I remember the day each of my children took their first step, but I also remember teh day that each of my little ones started learning to put sounds together to read words. Each phase opened up a whole new door into their learning.

grace and peace,
julie