Every night (when I'm home, of course), I read three books to the girls. We all pile onto my bed for story time and then Rich and I tuck the girls into their own beds. Allie needs to unwind a bit before going to sleep so she usually looks at books by herself (or with Elmo and Eeyore.) About a month ago, I gave her a notebook (I purchased a pile of them during a big sale at Target after school started) and some crayons and suggested that she spend some time creating.
I had suggested that she try writing I am the little cat. The first four words of that sentence are on their list of high frequency words at school. She did a great job and I love the added drawing of a cat.
This is one of my favorites. I had to ask Allie about it the next morning because I couldn't figure it out. (I like to flip through her journal after she falls asleep.) It's says No and then that's a picture of a person pushing over a trash can with an X through it. So no pushing over trash cans. And then the rest says Go to safety dot com.
I have no idea how or why she came up with that.
Family members in hearts.
This is another favorite of mine. That's Allie in front of a balance beam about to compete at the Olympics. She drew a few too many circles but still impressive.