The boys wrote new stories this week and I could not be prouder of their writing. I dread teaching writing. I didn't like it when I taught in the public school and I don't like it now. It's hard work and it's time consuming, but the end result is worth all the effort. The boys are fantastic spellers and writers and their stories are developing so much. I am in awe of what their little 3 year old brains can do.
Remi's story is of course super organized and neat. He writes clearly and adds detail to his picture plan. Although looking at his picture you could never guess what it is and reading his words you could never read it, but as his teacher I know what it says. That's why I write it down below his words. I love all his little letters. I know that as he gets faster at writing it will be easy for him to add dialogue and details, but for now this is just totally awesome!
" I stayed at Gama and Gampa's house with all my cousins. We played with balloons. Gama cooked pizza. I slept in Charlie's room".
Of course the next day we turned these into books and now the boys can read them to themselves and each other for great independent reading practice. This is the hardest part of my day (we don't write every day, but when we do it's hard) but it's so worth it.