Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A writer

Bennett came home from school and like everyday he emptied his bag.  Everyday there are at least 3 pictures that he has drawn at some point during the day.  They are often of trains, hills, rainbows, various people and of himself.  He loves to draw.  One thing that I have not been able to get him to do is write what he has drawn.  Spelling isn't important, but a label of some sort would be nice.  He had just not been interested.  Monday was different. Out of his bag he pulled 2 pieces of paper.  Both with WORDS!!!  And not just any words.  Cute, lovely words!

'My dad and I do yard work.'

'My mom likes her dad.'

On a side note, writing is very normal for kindergarteners at this stage and I am not going to push Bennett into something.  I want him to be happy and to enjoy writing.  I don't want it to feel like a punishment.  There are so many things he does better than others his own age and so many things he doesn't do as well as others. And I believe that is just how it should be.  He is not others, he is Bennett and we will go at his pace.  We will encourage, support, push when necessary and then celebrate the hard work.  Bennett, I am soooo celebrating your hard work!

Comparatively, it is very interesting how fluid his writing is compared to his brother's.  Bennett's writing is much more the style of his father and I's where-as Harrison's is much more in the style of his Uncle Nathan's!  :)

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