Thursday, February 5, 2009

Reading and writing



Last week, my husband had "the cough." He wasn't feeling very well. My son made this little card for him. It warms my heart every time I look at it. It's current home is on my bedside table. It deserves a blog post.

H. wrote: We HWPU git Betr

Translation: We hope you get better

H. had a run of hard days at school last week. He fretted (and shed tears) because his handwriting is sloppy. His teacher told him this-- and another girl in his class-- very serious. (Sometimes, I disagree with teachers and their philosophies/methods. I try to get beyond my disagreements. I pray about it. I wake up at 2 in the morning and ponder for hours).

My son also worried because other 6-year-olds are reading independently better than he is. Yes, that may also be true.

I like my son's handwriting, and I relish his creative spelling. He writes like he draws-- in great swoops and long lines.

I remind my son: we read when we read. The gift comes when it comes. What matters is what we do with it once we have it.

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So, I'll be at an Episcopal church meeting with my husband all weekend. It is a lot of work to get out of town. I hope to have wireless and be able to do some blogging (and knitting) while away. Here is a hint of the next post if I can upload it.



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3 comments:

Angela said...

Is that your horn? Do you still play?

Jen said...

There's a similar note hanging on a cupboard in the kindergarten teacher work room at SA. It says something to the effect of "ALwas be nis not men", which I'm pretty sure is translated "Always be nice, not mean."

What a treasure!

I'm looking forward to blogging and knitting this weekend, too, and learning the ropes of picasa and flickr...

mrs. misenar said...

you sweet little boy with his sweet little card...
have fun this weekend!