A Time Line with Meaning
Learning to deal with dyslexia pretty much consumes my day. This is not a complaint, although within the last few months it may have been. Abby and I are having a really good year, and the God of creation is gifting us with creativity.
This morning, I got an idea and kept running with it. Abby mumbled something about me being weird, and I think I forgot school was for her for a minute. Do we really need students to have school?
Anyway, here are some facts about dyslexia, and this is the reason I went in search of an idea:
Memorizing non-meaningful facts (facts that are not personally interesting and personally relevant) is extremely difficult for most dyslexic children and adults. In school, this leads to difficulty learning:
History facts: dates, names, and places. Dyslexic students do well in history classes that emphasize why some event happened, and the consequences of that event, rather than rote memorization of dates and names. (Information taken from the above website)
Maybe it’s just me, but “rote memory of non-meaningful facts” isn’t very appealing to me, and dyslexia is not my struggle.
So, we set out to make a time line.
And, we made a big time line.
It covers the border of two walls.
It starts with Father Abraham (2000 B.C.) and will end with Daughter Abby (2013 A.D. 4th grade).
We plan to hang pictures as we go to make it more attractive.
Please share your ideas, and we will share our finished product at the end of the year.