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School Work I Helped With
Jacksonville, Florida
February 22, 2018 5:07pm CST
Hey everyone! I hope your day has been going well. Things are good here! =) We have had a lovely Home Schooling day, the kids learned a lot and got a lot of school work done. I graded their papers and organized everything again. Anyway, I said I would share this so I am going to do that. The 7 year old girl I babysit for was struggling in school with reading and writing. Her mom asked if I would help her a bit while she's here. I said of course I would! First thing I noticed with her writing is she did not write a lower case "g" correctly at all. She did something crazy and she told me that is how her teacher taught her to write it. I taught her a different way. I told her to write a "c" and then give it a tail. Oh my goodness-it clicked!! Within 8 minutes the difference was night and day with her "g"! She was finally so proud of herself when before she lacked total confidence in anything she did school wise. The picture is her before and after!
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@moffittjc (42234)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Feb
What a great way to teach her the proper way to write a "g." It's amazing that such a simple gesture has resonated so well with her and has given her so much confidence! Sometimes, all that's needed is a small success to keep building on. Great work Jennifer!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Feb
@moffittjc Thank you! It's the way I taught my own children and it worked so well. It was amazing to see the difference in her. She thought she was dumb and after she did the g so well-she realized it's not true! She just needed someone to take the time to work with her and I was so happy to do it! =)
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@moffittjc (42234)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Feb
@LovingMyBabies All she needed was for someone to tell her that she is not dumb! Kids are like sponges, they will soak up everything they see and hear! Keep telling her how smart she is!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@moffittjc Yes exactly! And someone to truly care. =) I believe in uplifting everyone I come across.
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@Corbin5 (103352)
• United States
22 Feb
I love hearing about this success!!! So glad you are working with her. She will really benefit from the methods you use to teach!!!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Feb
@Corbin5 Thank you! I love seeing it. =) I feel like my destiny is teaching children and working with them in all ways.
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@Corbin5 (103352)
• United States
23 Feb
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
23 Feb
Glad you were able to help her.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@Courtlynn Thanks, me too. =)
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
23 Feb
@LovingMyBabies keep up the good work with her !
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@Courtlynn Thanks love!
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@LadyDuck (152680)
• Switzerland
23 Feb
Poor girl, she is possibly intimidated by the teacher. I had a time I hated to go to school because I hated my teacher. A very rude young woman who thought to know everything.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@LadyDuck She did tell me all her teacher does is yell all day at the kids. =(
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@LadyDuck (152680)
• Switzerland
23 Feb
@LovingMyBabies I was sure she did not like the teacher. You lose the interest in going to school when this happens.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Feb
@LadyDuck Yes it's so sad.
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@akalinus (15096)
• United States
23 Feb
That is a very good solution. I don't think I would have thought of it.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@akalinus Thank you. I feel like teaching is what I'm meant to do-even if I'm not in a classroom. =)
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@akalinus (15096)
• United States
23 Feb
@LovingMyBabies I think you found your calling.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@akalinus Thank you! =)
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
23 Feb
That is wonderful that you were able to teach her an easy way that she caught onto so quickly. Good job both of you.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@Happy2beme Thank you! =)
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@Hannihar (33224)
23 Feb
Sounds like you can teach her the right way.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@Hannihar It definitely helped her. =)
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@Hannihar (33224)
25 Feb
@LovingMyBabies I believe Jennifer, that everyone is different and react to things in their own way. After years of being told I am nothing 8 minutes would not help me believe in confidence. For me I have to find it in my own way and be proud of myself because I do not have others patting me on the back and telling me they are proud.
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
25 Feb
@Hannihar When no one pats you on the back, learn to pat yourself.
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@cintol (5483)
• United States
23 Feb
Great advice, some of the ways they are teaching the kids these days are a mystery to me. I think we should all go back to the olden ways of teaching, kids got it easier and they were more apt to want to go to school
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@cintol I 100% agree with you! It's one reason I chose to Home School-so my kids would love learning!
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@cintol (5483)
• United States
23 Feb
@LovingMyBabies Home schooling can also teach them things they no longer teach like life lessons in money. So many kids do not know how to count money or how to budget, its so sad.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@cintol My children do learn many life lessons such as budgeting, counting money, using coupons, cooking, doing laundry, fishing, writing in cursive, taking care of younger children since they help when I babysit and with their siblings, they have all gone to work with my husband doing remodeling, etc...I know in public school they don't and that is sad-I agree!
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
23 Feb
That is great that it worked so well and so quickly for her. You are her earth angel. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of imagination.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@Hazysue I just love teaching and making things easier for kids. =)
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
25 Feb
@LovingMyBabies It sounds like it. You have a gift.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Feb
@HazySue Thank you! =)
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@marlina (72845)
• Canada
23 Feb
You probably saved years of frustration for this little girl. Congratulations for being so patient with children. And yes, you have the soul of a very caring teacher.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@marlina Thank you. I hope I helped in a small way so she could know she's smart and she can do this! I do love teaching little ones. =)
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@marlina (72845)
• Canada
23 Feb
@LovingMyBabies You are very welcome and I meant it!
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Feb
That's great! I never thought about making a g that way. I'm glad it worked.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@just4him It's the easiest way I have found for them to learn that letter.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Feb
@LovingMyBabies It is an easy way to learn.
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@Deepizzaguy (12307)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Feb
The best way to be happy is to assist someone become a better student.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@deepizzaguy Yes it was nice seeing her improve.
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@Deepizzaguy (12307)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Feb
@LovingMyBabies Fantastic.
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@celticeagle (117868)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Feb
Just takes a little individual one-on-one. Sounds like a powerful day.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@celticeagle That is what it takes. It felt good to help and I love teaching. =)
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@celticeagle (117868)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Feb
@LovingMyBabies .......And you are good at it.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
22 Feb
Looking at your photo, that's quite a difference! Yep, what you said made better sense to her and she got it !
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Feb
@much2say Thank you! =) I loved seeing how proud she was of herself after I taught her a new way!
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
23 Feb
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@TheSojourner (17448)
• United States
1 Mar
I love that you have so much patience and that your heart is open to so many children. There are many whose families cannot give them the heart that you do. You definitely have the gift.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Mar
@CoralLevang Thank you so much! I love little ones very much. =)
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@JESSY3236 (6289)
• United States
23 Feb
that's so great. You're a great teacher. Lately I have been sick, but I'm slowly getting better. Not the flu just coughing.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@JESSY3236 I hope you feel better soon!
@shshiju (10405)
• Cochin, India
23 Feb
Its a simple and super idea for the child. Congrats for your initiative Jennifer.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@shshiju Thank you! =)
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@Plethos (10260)
• United States
23 Feb
all kids are different in how they learn things.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@PLETHOS Yes we all learn things differently.
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@TRBRocks420 (75839)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Feb
Glad you had a good day and, things are good here too.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@TRBRocks420 Thanks! I'm glad your day went well. =)
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@jstory07 (66167)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Feb
That is nice of you to help her out. Teachers in schools do not have the individual times to help kids like they should.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Feb
@jstory07 Thank you. Which is why I Home School my children-kids need that one on one interaction.