Thursday, October 22, 2009

Things are looking up!

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how I was discouraged because I Ididn't feel like I was doing a good job at teaching my kids and I was really taking it hard.  While I still have so much to learn about teaching kindergarten, I am realizing that I am making a difference.  Here's what I've seen so far...
~Almost all of my kids know atleast 5 more letters than they knew 4 weeks ago when I assessed them.  They are learning!  I'm teaching them!  Only 5 of my kids know less than 16 of the letters now!  It was 10 before.
~Most of my kids can read 3-8 sight words!  They can even read them when I put them together to make a sentence.
~They can tell me what letter many words start with.  They are beginning to write sentences with beginning letters!
~And they must think I'm doing something great because they are always giving me hugs and sometimes I even get a kiss.  They got excited today when I walked in after being at a training all morning. 

My confidence is growing.  Still don't feel like I'm at the top of my game, but I'll get there.  Thanks again for your support! 

5 comments:

*kimmie* said...

YAY! AND you taught a 25 year old how to tell time correctly on a real clock! =) I'm eternally grateful and indebted to you for that...

Steph said...

That's awesome! It must be very rewarding to know you are making a difference.

AF Recruiters Wife said...

baby steps, baby steps! It will get better, because the progress you have made already is amazing (trust me.... as a sub in kindergarden classrooms, your's is above most!)

Jessica said...

Awww you're doing great!! That has to be the best feeling. Keep it up :)

Young Mom/Wife said...

Congrats for you! That is great that things are starting to look up.