The Paw Print
Calendar, News, and Thoughts ++ Friday, September 25, 2015
SAID NO TEACHER EVER
Dear Mom and Dad,
Please help me to learn and grow. Here are some ways you can do that……..
DON’T SPOIL ME. I know that I should not have all that I ask for; I’m only testing you
DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE FIRM WITH ME. I prefer it. It makes me feel more secure.
DON’T LET ME FORM BAD HABITS. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages
DON’T CORRECT ME IN FRONT OF PEOPLE IF YOU CAN HELP IT. I’ll be much more receptive if you talk quietly with me in private.
DON’T ALWAYS PROTECT ME FROM CONSEQUENCES. Sometimes I need to learn the hard way.
DON’T’ NAG. If you do, I will protect myself by ignoring you.
DON’T MAKE QUICK PROMISES. Remember that I feel let down when promises are broken.
DON’T FORGET THAT I CANNOT ALWAYS EXPLAIN MYSELF AS WELL AS I WOULD LIKE. My answers may not always satisfy you.
DON’T BE INCONSISTENT. That completely confuses me, and makes me lose faith in you.
DON’T PUT ME OFF WHEN I ASK QUESTIONS. If you do, you will find that I stop asking, and seek information elsewhere.
DON’T TELL ME MY FEARS ARE SILLY. They are terribly real to me, and you can reassure me if you try to understand.
DON’T SUGGEST THAT YOU ARE PERFECT OR INFALLIBLE. It’s too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.
DON’T FORGET HOW QUICKLY I AM GROWING UP. It must be difficult for you to remember that, but please try.
DON’T FORGET THAT I CAN’T THRIVE WITHOUT LOS OF UNDERSTANDING AND LOVE. I need that from you. I always will, especially when I forget to be understanding or loving.
Dyslexia Lessons for next week...
Year 1 Take Flight
Monday – f & v, doubling rule for f, reading with short i,
Tuesday – short a, concept of closed syllable, instant words columns
Wednesday – m & n, 2 adjacent double consonants make 1 sound, reading phrases with vcv words, spelling with a and i
Thursday – Concept of accent and syllable, w & h, coding and reading sentences with vcv words, spelling with short I or a
Friday – Review, catch up, extension
Year 2 Take Flight
Monday – reading and spelling with combination er, VCCV syllable division
Tuesday – Reading and spelling words with combinations ir & ur
Wednesday – alphabetizing by 2nd letter, reading and spelling with digraphs ai and ay
Thursday – reading and spelling with suffix er
Friday – Review, catch up extension