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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Children are always learning

Do you sometimes wonder "Are they even understanding me?""Are they even listening?" It's one of my struggles to overcome when I'm teaching. It's gets to the point most days that I think I'm speaking to a brick wall. DS is spinning or hopping around not wanting to sit still. DD is interupting me constantly and taking forever to do her worksheet (she wants to color all the pictures to detail) I just want to be done. Another "one more and then you need to finish" "But I'm not done coloring the......" And "........" Then one day it hits me. It may not be when you want it but they are learning all the time and sometimes it's when you least expect it. One example was one while I outside with DS he saw some bugs and said "Insects have six legs and spiders have 8 legs." That was something we had gone over at least a month earlier. I thought to myself, So while he was hopping and spinning he heard everything I said. WHOA! And then another time with DD we were in the kitchen and she was talking about dinosuars and named some and said that some ate meat and some ate plants and went on for about 10 minutes about them. Another "she was listening" moment occured in my head. So I wasn't speaking to a brick wall after all. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to my son who inspired this blog. I love you.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Boy, what a week it has been so far. I am so ready for the weekend. Are you? I had a couple of weeks that the kids actually behaved but this week, yikes. Always when I don't expect it. When children behave I tend to relax a bit on my discipline etc. I'm sure most do. Then one morning it all changes again and you turn into G.I.Jane. Not a fun place to be at all. Lots of prayer always helps. I pull out the character training workbook again and we have a talk. I sometimes forget to do that though at first because I am taken aback when the misbehavior occurs. It is so easy to just yell and scream at them. Lots of prayer, lots.