Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Does Inspiring Bring Tears?

I've been homeschooling for a year now, and I'm trying to teach my 4 (B) and 6 (M) yr olds to read. They keep telling and asking me to teach them how to read. I, of coarse, have a carefully laid out plan- I mean schedule, of how this is going to happen. We have the book Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. So this will be, well, EASY right? In 100 days the boys will be the best readers ever. When I woke up from my dream, this morning and started to put the plan in action, M and I were rhyming using the s sound. All went well until it was M's turn to say the rhymes. He only wanted to rhyme with the m sound. I kept getting frustrated, and started to take that out on him. I think I lost the inspiration somewhere. We did however stop when the tears started to flow, and put the book down. I guess the boys just aren't ready for reading just yet. Inspiring isn't the easiest, but I can tell a difference learning that goes on when one of my children have been inspired to learn something new, and when I've made them or required them to do it.

1 comment:

texasblu said...

You did FANTASTIC! Putting it down and realizing when the inspiration moment leaves is crucial. Two thumbs up - you did wonderful!

Yeah, it would be great if it never got to the tear point, but it takes awhile to figure it out - learn from the experience and apply it for next time. :)