Then and Now
It’s just been a few short months, but the gains in writing have come in leaps and bounds.
Check out what my students did back then in September - and boy, what they can do now.
Then: Me and my mom went to the park. (Pretty good for the start of the year.)
Now: I’m going to the mountain with my mom and my little brother for my skiing lessons… (Same child! Those are perfectly spelled high frequency words, I might add. And I think I want that ski suit.)
Then: I went to the mall. I saw lots of things. (Girl of my heart.)
Now: There was a little baby reindeer who did not have his antlers yet… (If her ideas could explode off the page, they would.)
Then: Capital letters and a squishy train of letters.
Now: Hello, periods and spaces. (Love how he spells “costume”.)
First grade is awesome. Term one – check.