Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Writing with Bear

I have been teaching Bear to write (for a while now actually). One day he decides he wants to write, so he gets out some paper and a marker and gets to writing letters in random orders and asking me what they spell. Usually when he does this they don't spell anything, but every now and then I find he has managed to spell something.
Anyway after a while, on this particular day, he got bored with guessing and told me that he was going to write something specific and that he wanted me to come and watch. So I put down what I was working on and went and sat at his project table with him. He looks at me with a smile and says,
" I want to write Phillip"
So I got ready to help him and he says to me with excitement,
"I know how to spell it, D-A-D, right!"
I really hated to break his heart, but explained to him that D-A-D does not spell Phillip. I then had him sound it out and he realized he had spelled dad. He still thought that was pretty cool. So he ended up writing both.

(You can see that he wrote x-ray on the page before)


The Mommyologist said...

Looks like he did a pretty good job to me!! Mine still needs my help!

Thanks for the Kegels advice. I really need to try that!

Arizona Mamma said...

That's pretty great! Both that he is so excited about it, and that he is doing it so well.

Sarah said...

That made me laugh out loud! Great for him, though!

Dan/Kealy said...

Sweet! His letters look great!