Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanks #8

I'm really thankful today for the internet and the knowledge that it puts at our finger tips. My Mother-in-Law and I were talking about this the other day. You can learn how to do anything on the internet, and it's pretty cool. I'm enjoying it now because I found this website called Progressive Phonics and it's helping Caden learn to read. I've been struggling for awhile because Kember has had lots of school opportunities that Caden isn't getting. I feel like he needs something like a preschool, but I can't find one that I'm willing to pay for. My biggest hang up is that I'm his mother and so I should be teaching him, but I don't feel adequate enough. I don't know how to teach this kind of stuff. But there are all sorts of websites out there and he is so far (after two days of it) enjoying what he's doing. We will see how long he enjoys it, but I feel more confident when I have something like this to say, "Okay, now do this." Maybe I should have gone to school in El Ed instead of Communications, but since it's a little late for that, I'm thankful for the other resources that I have to learn from.

3 comments:

Loni said...

And he is how old? What a mother you are.

Rorie said...

Yay, I'm glad you found something! I know how frustrated you were at not being able to get him into any classes. Hopefully he continues to enjoy it!

Liz B said...

Connor IS in preschool and isn't learning to read in his class. In fact, his preschool teacher said that this year she is happy if they mostly learn the social behaviors (like listening, sitting still, playing and sharing with others, etc.). So good for you for teaching Caden, and good for Caden for working so hard. :)