In teaching my students to read, I now have “The Code”. It’s still the same alphabet letters and sounds as when I learned to read and write many years ago, it just sounds so much cooler now. The Code.
There are some 270 different combinations that make up The Code.
My goal is to teach my students The Code. We review parts of it every day. Out loud. On flash cards. Quietly to ourselves. On paper. On posters. In chants found on YouTube.
I will do everything I can possibly do to teach them the code. To master the code. To read.
It’s a code that is not easily broken. It’s difficult to comprehend. Especially with a lower IQ.
And speaking of codes, did you know that many believe there is a bible code? A code that exists to reveal an otherwise obscured bible message. There has been great research on the subject. I’m not saying it is not true. Or that I’m a skeptic. I’m just old school. I read the bible. Every day. I read the words in black and white and red. Nothing more. Nothing less for me.
I’m a black and white kind of girl. I dress in it, and that’s pretty much how I live. Black and white.
I’ll stick to the words in my bible that are black and white. In those, I trust. Just like I hope my students learn to trust me this year and my code.
When it comes to codes, I think I’ll just keep The Code strictly to my classroom, where I can help others learn to read the black and white by using it. And leave the rest to the scholars, let them break the codes.
By the way, in case you’re interested, my favorite code to live by in the bible is this:
In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12
A pretty wise code of ethics if you ask me. 😊 Just saying.
Love and laughter,