I thought April had just begun and now it is the 10th and already 1/3 over. Oh well, life flies by but we will try to enjoy every moment as it passes.
This month I said I would have a new theme of repurposing items. As we have oodles of paper things around here -tell me we aren't the only ones who seem to quickly get over run with newspapers, magazines, junk mail, sale adds, used up school work pages and more - I decided that would be the are of repurposing that I would concentrate on.
Even though I have tried to stop the flow of paper when I can (we have cut down on subscriptions) and we take it regularly to the normal recycling- we still have ample supplies for projects!
Paper projects are fun because you actually can make them very intricate and fancy or you can just let your kids have fun with all of these paper scraps and see what they create. Lord willing, I will be sharing both adult and kid projects this month. Today's project is a kid one.
Megan's most recent story (hot off the press just this evening) is titled "The Big Clump of Hair" (complete with a picture of Dot with a very large hair-do). It beings like this: "Do u see a hat?" said Dot. "Is it brown?" said Sam. "No" said Dot, "It is white." and it goes on from there with much conversation between Sam and Dot but no mention of the big clump of hair (and very little punctuation).
We have been quite enjoying this story writing phase. As Megan writes her stories she knows how to spell some of the words from memory or sounds them out but many she asks for help with in spelling or she was copying out of her reading book (she didn't copy the story just words from here and there). While over and my parents a while back it was discovered that a little alphabet book with words and pictures was very useful for her for her writing.