Thursday, March 3, 2011


Elizabeth has struggled on and off in school this year, as she makes the transition to reading and writing. It was rough going in the beginning, but we decided for better or worse, to just power through. And now she loves writing and learning to read and wants to write all the time. She writes lists, she captions photos, she narrates stories, she labels - it's all come together. Well, sort of. There's a long way to go yet.

This is my favorite picture ever I think. It just cracks me up - the detail is great. Can you read it? Translation provided below.

Tell me what
you did on your
snow day?
I had hot
(trailing down the right side) chocolate inside.
And the picture shows her two friends playing outside while she is sitting inside drinking hot chocolate. I don't know what the two friends are doing.


Elaine said...

Maybe the friends are having a snowball fight? Great news on the reading and writing front, Susan. Congrats to all for staying the course. It looks like it was a great decision.

Jen said...

her writing is more legible than some of my 7th graders! HA, that sad thing is, I'm not joking.

Herself said...

Go Elizabeth! Definitely a snowball fight.

Laurie said...

Very cute. I love these early stories.

Ryaanne said...

So great. I can't wait to bring this stuff out when they are in college.

Rachel et Natalie said...

priceless. I keep a lot of their writing and coloring work too.