Monday, August 16, 2010

Love Notes

The best thing about Sam starting school last year was his learning to read and write.  One of the best things about Sam learning to read and write is that Elise is eager to try to keep up with her big brother. Halfway through the year we started finding notes left by our bed.
Elise would copy by leaving notes too, but she chose to keep the notes short.  And she insisted on using some notecards that she found in my desk.
Her notes usually include a picture of her or her and someone else and then her signature.
This is one of her early signatures that I really love.
I love how she has lots of lines in her E's and that the first E and the last E face eachother. 
It just makes sense.

Throughout the year, Sam's writing improved and his pictures included more details.
Elise started to experiment with color.

Elise's handwriting is starting to it should, but I will always love her early style.  This note is getting much more advanced including some lower case. I think Sam helped her with her spelling on this note about her BFF Ella.  That...or she knows more than she is letting on at pre-school.
This writing thing also helps Sam communicate his frustrations as this runaway note shows. 
I can't remember what he was mad about but I am happy he got it off his chest.
This looks like Elise needed to air some grievances as well. 
Today was the first day of First Grade.  Can't wait to see what this year brings.
I love my 6 and 4 year olds.
I am trying to cherish everyday.
I know these days will pass too quickly.


GETyourMOMMYon said...

Keep saving those special notes! Early literacy is a beautiful journey.

Mara said...

That Sam is a little heart melter. What a tender little boy.

Josh said...

I'm so envious of you! I might start making art for my own fridge! :-) Too cute, M!