Friday, October 17, 2008
Home Spun comic strip #280
Children are not created equal. Some are avid readers, some are fantastic at math, some are gifted with learning languages. Marina is most definitely a natural speller. In seventh or eighth grade she had tested out of Spelling Power, my spelling curriculum. She is my oldest and most self motivated child. When she was three she would insist on every sign being read to her when we went to the botanical garden or zoo. She set the student bar high. It was easy to think I was an incredible teacher.
Not that Chase and Sierra are poor students. They are just more discriminating in their learning interests. I had to teach through trains and later through dinosaurs or Chase would glaze over. I'm still learning how to teach Sierra. That's the point. They make me work those teaching muscles like miniature personal trainers.