Chad and I have been in awe of our Ella lately. She is demonstrating emergent literacy in incredible ways. She's learned the sounds the letters make and sounds out words constantly. She'll attempt spelling words, and if we throw a simple word out to her, she'll figure out the spelling. Today she wanted to 'write a story' like Micah (who was working on a 'book' titled after The Magic Treehouse). Here's what her story said:
THESCEREMOSDR CHAPTER1 WUDEA JAKNANE
Translation: The Scary Monster Chapter (okay, she asked me to spell chapter for her) 1: One Day Jack and Annie (to be continued)
I love it!
Micah's story was dang cute, especially the spelling. Hey, when we tell them to sound it out, that's exactly what they do! Chad and I decided we needed to work with him on learning the correct spelling now.