Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
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SteelyKid writes us an illustrated note (and other kid artwork)

SteelyKid busted out this note all by herself today at the dining room table, sounding out the words under her breath.

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[Image: handwritten note that says, at bottom, "Mom and Dad lisin [listen] to (crossed out: they) this"; an arrow up leads to text at the top: "I do not wot [want] Davi[d] to pllae [play] with my tooys [toys]". In the middle are two stick figures, one unsmiling with crossed arms and a smaller one smiling and holding a Slinky.]

Frankly, I was pretty impressed; I'm poor at phonetics, but mostly this looks like pretty reasonable sounding-out attempts to me. The only correction I offered was "this" for "they," because she read it as "this" and just wrote the wrong thing down (she does this a lot when reading, substituting some other short common word that starts the same way). Also, the Slinky is pretty great.

She is also into maps lately, and today brought home this one I rather like:

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[Image: road or trail map in marker with smiling stick figure and a handwritten note, "the . is you"; the path is outlined by many many dots showing your progress]

And just so the Pip's artistic efforts aren't slighted, a drawing he made and showed off to Chad the next day:

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[Image: lots of red marker scribbles and dots, some of which were so forceful and overlapping that they ripped the paper in one spot, captioned "Elmo" by a teacher]

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