Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sentences of Joy

Hullo... here I am blogging again. I went teaching again today. Lovely day to do so. I was greatly encouraged today because two of the kids I teach wrote their very first sentences all by themselves! They even sounded out the words themselves! Yes, yes, yes!!! Now they will be able to do so many more things! Like learn to spell and write stories and write more sentences and use their imaginations!!! I'm so excited! Now let's just see if they feel like writing more sentences on Friday. You have to understand why I am so excited that they wrote sentences all by themselves. Seven weeks ago, they were both struggling to read, not quite knowing all the sounds or how to write certain letters. Now I know that I actually have been making a difference and have been helping these kids to grow and develop and learn many new things. Josiah (who is eight and just wrote his first sentences on his own) also started learning how to divide today. Simple division, of course, but none the less, division. It is good to be seeing progress. It is encouraging. Although, working five days a week is very tiring and maybe more stressful on my relationships and my housework. On which note I shall leave you all and go back to my real life. Good bye!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

That is the reward of hard work, the results! That's also what I really like about my job.

Shelly said...

Many congrats to you and your pupils!! :) I'm sure you are making a HUGE difference in their lives - not just acedemically either. But I can also relate to the stress of working 5 days... It is very tiring indeed!!! And I'm soooo thankful that I don't have to work.

Priscilla said...

Sounds like you are a very good teacher. Keep up the good work!

Martha said...

Can you come to my house too?

Anonymous said...

No response mean "no", right?

Brian said...

That's great, now , or soon, they will be able to read books and go on adventures from inside buildings, and sitting in a comfy chair. Or, at least, thats the way I see reading. Even though I don't remeber back seven years ago, when I was eight. I dont know when I learned to read and write. All I remeber from that area of my life is tiny details. But that dosnt matter, because I'm sure you make a great teacher. Haha! I can picture you as my own teacher this year or next year. That would be cool... (and you would have better pay too... but you would also have to be in germany soo that's not going to happen) cya and good luck with the kids.