Thursday, May 24, 2012

Are You Ready?

I am going to push you to be the best you can be. 

I was trying to teach you how to spell one word at a time. Then **bam** something hit me. Why do I want to teach you how to spell words? In reality I could care less if you could spell, phones and computers can do that for you. I want you to learn how to think and communicate. I want you to be able to read and learn. To be able to manipulate thoughts, understand, analyze, create, and beyond.

So why teach you words?

I decided that I am going to teach you to read and write sentences (which involves words). Instead of teaching you small parts of the puzzle and later on bringing all the lessons together I am going to try something different. I am going to show you the whole big problem, the big picture if you will, and challenge you to try to find a way to beat it. I recently showed you that the same words that are in your princess books are also in my books. Come to think of it reading A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin tells me that like you I like stories about Kings and Queens; we won't talk about the differences for at least another 15 years though.

Kids are smarter, stronger than we think.

I have seen a hunger in you to learn. I have also seen that you are able to recall information weeks after you have heard it even when you only heard it once in the midst of a lot of distractions. Time to push, time to challenge, time to see what my baby is made of. If you are anything like your mother and your father it will be an interesting adventure. I have plans to teach everything that I know and then some. I want to have to Google things in order to answer your questions, to have to consult with experts to satisfy your curiosity. 

Are you ready? Tomorrow bootcamp begins!