Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Nameless Tackle and Learning

Don't you just hate posts that bring more questions than answers?

We'll, this is one of them.

Today's Tuesday Tackle is something that I can't share until next week. But I will tell you that I am a little sad but very excited at the prospect (don't even THINK baby). I can't wait to tell you all about it next week.

In other news, Aaron is really starting to read. It is so cool to watch it. He is sounding out pretty much every three letter word I put in front of him. When Noah was going through this phase, he used to fight me any time something got difficult. According to his teacher, this is still the case this year in school now that things are actually starting to challenge him.

But Aaron is different. He keeps trying and trying until he get it right, even if it means driving the adults around him crazy asking for clarification over and over until he gets it.

These BOB books are awesome. Aaron loves being able to take a book and read it himself. They're in sets of 12 and we have added a new one each week. After just four weeks, and four books, he is trying to read other things around him. I got him the TAG reading system for Christmas to further encourage him on this journey. It is just amazing to watch your child learn.

Along these same lines, both boys have begun piano lessons as well. True to their personalities, both of them are learning how to play well, but it is the same as anything else. Aaron keeps trying over and over until he gets it right. Noah wants to go fast and just get it done. Lately though, Noah is starting to realize that after practicing every day, it really does get easier and he even said to me the other day, "Mommy, I probably shouldn't tell you this, but piano is kind of fun now."

So while I watch the kids going through so much learning, I am in the process of learning to let go and using this learning to make decisions that may be unpopular, but necessary.

I hope you are all having a great week. I will try to visit your blogs between classroom duty and teaching tonight.

Note: I was not paid in any way to "plug" the BOB books or the Tag reading system. I am just really excited at how well they work.


Stacey,momof 2 said...

I have used BOB books with my kids also! :)
One of the other things that might be fun for your famiy is karaoke... The kids will get to sing, read the words on the screen and have fun!
Love to hear good posts like this !

Kila said...

Hooray for BOB and piano lessons! Good work, boys.

Andrea said...

That's awesome that your kids are doing so well with learning...and music is an awesome thing to learn (in my opinon anyways! ;) ). Way to go!

The Bumbles said...

Well I am curious about your "news"!

I am going to check out those BOB Books. I haven't heard of them. Coincidentally I just did a post about inspiring kids to read that you might find useful - or maybe you have more pointers to add to it!


Courtney said...

are you moving?