Saturday, October 18, 2014

4 and 6 year old writing

Megan is starting to be interested in writing letters and words.  She knows how to write her name pretty well now, and the other day she asked me to help her spell some harder words.  Did she pick words like cat or mommy?  Nope, not my independent Megan!

She picked Pachycephalosauraus!  For those who aren't up on their dinosaurs, a pachycephalosaurus was an omnivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous period, most well-known for the bony hump on its head, which was used for butting other dinosaurs in the flank during combat.


Once she finished that word, which took her an entire sheet of paper (the first photo), she wanted to write Iolambia, Triceratops, Pteranodon, Corythosaurus, and Tarchia.  She is still very interested in dinosaurs.  Megan loves to watch videos on my phone, so she asked if I would take this video of her writing:

The last few days Amelia has been writing stories outside with her neighbor friend Aiden.  The two girls told me they were writing a series of nature stories called "Sad Squirrel".  Here are Amelia's first and second stories:

Here is a video of Amelia reading her first story, titled "Sad Squirrel's Friend." 

Here is the (corrected) text of the second story, for those who don't want to decode first grade spelling.  By the way, I asked if they wanted me to tell them how to spell squirrel, and they said no, because they knew they had spelled it correctly.  :)

Sad Squirrel's New Life

Once upon a time there was a squirrel named Olaf who just married a chipmunk named Gwen.  A while after they had married they had two kids, a girl chipmunk named Gwenith and a boy squirrel named Parker.  One day they were driving to the kids' grandparents' house for the week.  Their grandma and grandpa's house was in Colorado.  When they got to their grandma and grandpa's house, their grandparents took them to their favorite clover patch where they can find lots of four leaf clovers.  When they got there, they started looking for four leaf clovers, even the grownups were looking.  They found hundreds of four leaf clovers.  They each got one hundred clovers.  When they got home, they went to bed.  The End.

1 comment:

  1. Megan cracks me up! It sounds like she is always up for a challenge. Way to go writing those long dinosaur names, little lady! :) And Amelia's stories warm my heart. Remember all of those stories we wrote together as cousins during our time at Grandma & Grandpa's in the summer?!? I love how the squirrels got married "and they kissed." How cute is that?