It's also the time of year that things are starting to come together for the children -- they can read books, spell words, and actually write sentences that you can read! Woo-hoo!! I have started assigning a writing activity for homework every week, and I have been so pleased with some of their work. I taught them about "5 star writing" -- \
- Starts with a capital
- spaces between words
- ends with punctuation
- makes sense
Here are a few samples from this month -- remember, they are only 5 years old!
These are from a homework assignment -- I wish I had enough assistants to guide each child with their writing at school, but the parents are doing a great job with them at home.
Here's one from our bird study week.
And here are a few that were written in the classroom independently.
I love how she sounded out "our" as "ewur"