Only things that rhyme may go inside. Ball, doll, and a picture of her sister ... because she is small! To the disappointment of Mrs. Beliveau, there was no "mall".
Way to go, rhymers!
Each day we have been working on our writing skills. Writers share ideas, and our first few days of writing was focused on drawing detailed pictures to share our ideas. We are gaining confidence and the students are now encouraged to add labels to their drawings.
No, we don't know how to spell all of the words we need.
No, Mrs. Beliveau isn't going to tell us how to spell every word we need.
No, we aren't expected to spell each and every word correctly, we're only 6 years old!
However, using our knowledge of sounds, the boys and girls can "stretch out" the sounds in the words they want to write. This means they say the sounds in the word slowly. Students are encouraged to write as many sounds as they hear.
We've had lots of success! Here are some recent pieces of writing:
|"Dirt bike, shed, me"|
|"beach and lake"|
|This is a picture of one student's garden.|
"blackberries, sunflower, carrot, tomato, onion, raspberries, Lamb's ears"