After ten years in the classroom I chose to leave. My daughter, Bean, would have been 5 months old when I went back to work, and I just didn’t want to miss her milestones. I wanted to savor every moment of my first parenting experience. But, I LOVE teaching, and I love working with children, so it was an incredibly difficult decision. To this day I am not sure I made the right choice. I would never give back any of my Bean time, but I do feel as if a part of me is missing.
Seven months post-baby, I feel ready for something. I am still adoring my moments with Bean, but know that my desire to teach is brewing. My brain is aching for knowledge and involvement, and I have an even clearer picture of why I teach. I have always prided myself on my ability to assimilate and dig in, and although I have assimilated and dug into the world of Mommy, I feel a hole.
So, I enter the world of blogging.
At the end of each teaching day I would have doorway dialogues. These chit chats were with parents who were coming in to pick up their child, but also wanted feedback or ideas on something. 99% of the time they had questions about reading.
He doesn’t like to read at home.
She won’t let me read to her.
What do I do if she makes a mistake when I am reading with her?
We can’t find any books she’s interested in.
He wants to read Captain Underpants all the time.
These are questions and statements I can address. This blog will be a place for you to gather tips and information on how to help your child with reading. Sit back, relax, and learn how to read with your Bean.