I’ve got to do some bragging about Kaylee for a bit.
Kaylee is 4 1/2 years old. She’ll be 5 on November 14.
She’ll spend a few hours each day writing and drawing in it. It’s quite adorable.
Today she wrote this (don’t worry… I asked her permission to share it with you. It is her journal after all ):
In case you can’t tell what that says, here it is (it goes from the left page to right for three lines then just down the right page. Then it switches back to the left page):
TTODAY I EM FFRITTIN BBI A SPIDDR SO I EM RITEG (stay on right page and go down) BEECUS THAT IS NNOT SCAREE (go back to left page) AND THAT SPIDR IS BLACK AND YELO
T-today I am f-frightened b-by a spi-d-der so I am writing because that is n-not scary. And that spider is black and yellow.
(She purposefully put double letters on some words to make it sound like she was stuttering since she was “f-frightened.”)
How adorable is that?! She’s self-taught, too. She just started writing on her own. I don’t practice with her or anything. For someone who hasn’t done any schooling (not even preschool), that’s impressive to Joel and I!
The only things I helped her with was when she asked me if ‘scary’ had a ‘c’ or ‘k’ in it, except she asked it like this: “does ‘scary’ have a ‘c’ like in ‘cat’ or a ‘k’ like in ‘kite’?” And whether ‘black’ had a “c, k, or both?”
Yeah. She’s a smart one. And she still has a full year before kindergarten. I have the feeling she’s going to get bored.
Ok, I’m done bragging now.