my little writers

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I think after all the hard work we’ve done with the children, some are starting to look at themselves as writers!  I think.  I’m pretty sure.  They’ve always enjoyed coloring and any art project we’ve done – they’ve seen themselves as artists for awhile.  For the past month or so, I’ve noticed that they’ve been “writing” on their projects.  Maybe it’s just strings of letters, but they know what it says.  They have been making signs lately for their projects and labeling drawings on their own.  None of the “words” make any sense to me but when I ask them to read it to me – they do.  Some ask how to spell words and then sound them out with me as they write.  This is progress – this makes me happy!  This is what makes me love teaching – seeing moments like this – seeing their growth – their joy – even their hurt – and trying to get them through and make them see just how special they are – even when I find it hard to see sometimes.

(This picture was found through google images – but it illustrates perfectly what some of my children are starting to do.)

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About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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