Today’s question/topic in the blogger challenge NaBloPoMo* is “How do you feel about starting new projects?” Well I just took on a new project with my son and I am very nervous about it to say the least. I was approached to try out a reading program to help advance his reading skills, which of course I was thrilled to do because I want him to do well in this area; however, I am very very nervous about being the one teaching him the skills.
You see, when I got the materials in the mail I was immediately overwhelmed. There are literally 2 humongous textbook sized spiral notebooks of materials and instructions (for me to read through), and 1 more that is the actual workbook of materials. This is a lot to take in for a mom who does not specialize in teaching 5yr old children (I am a teacher, but I teach high school kids and I wouldn’t even begin to know where to start with a 5yr old).
I am very hopeful and optimistic right now. We have not started yet, but I am gearing my son up for what is to come. He knows he is going to have “homework” every night, especially if he wants TV privileges, and I am hoping he does well with listening to what I have to teach him. He has had issues with this in the past. The whole “mommy doesn’t know a thing” phase, lol. We have worked on that though and he seems to be better with listening to what I have to tell him.
Wish me luck, and when we are further along in the program I will be updating you on our progress!
Written by Jesica.
*NaBloPoMo stands for “National Blog Posting Month” and is a blogging challenge created by the team at BlogHer. I am always looking for great ideas to write about, so taking this challenge on was a sure thing for me. I hope I can keep it up each day….check back to see if I do and make sure to scold me if I miss a day!
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