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My Mom the Great Educator – I Appreciate Her

My Mom the Great Educator – I Appreciate Her

My Mom the Great Educator – I Appreciate Her: Teaching Preschool

I remember my mom reading to me when I was a small child. I watched as she showedMy Mom the Great Educator - She took the lead with our training. me words she read. “Can you say that?” she asked. My mom made reading an adventure.

My Mom the Great Educator – I Appreciate Her: Teaching Kindergarten

“A is for Apple,” Mom said many times. I listened intently then pointed at the letter and repeated the rhyme. Time and again my mom listened to me as I sounded out letters and simple words. By the time I reached kindergarten I could read simple sentences.

My Mom the Great Educator – I Appreciate Her: Teaching Grade School

A year or so later I read Dick and Jane stories to my mom as my reading skills increased. I remember running home and telling her I was in the Red Birds, the highest reading group in my second grade class.

My Mom the Great Educator – I Appreciate Her: Teaching High School

During my high school years I challenged my mother to word definition contests. We read the words presented in a magazine and wrote a definition for each word. We checked our answers and compared our scores. My freshman, sophomore, and junior years my mother won most of the challenges. My senior year I reversed the trend. “It’s about time,” she said.

My Mom the Great Educator – I Appreciate Her: Teaching College Prep

When I left for college Mom told me, “Keep reading. A man who can read can do about anything he wants.”

My Mom the Great Educator – I Appreciate Her: The Great Educator

I appreciate my mother giving me a lifetime love of reading. Whenever I read a good book I appreciate this gift given to me by my mother. Incredibly, she did the same for each of my eleven brothers and sisters. In a day when parents are inundated with distractions there is no greater investment in time than teaching your children.  Mom took a hands on approach when our education was involved.  She truly was a great educator.

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