March is roarin' in like a big old lion. Not a nice Simba lion either. More like Scar. Not nice. Not nice at all.
Hopefully that means it will go out like a whole flippin' field full of lambs. And I don't mean that literally. )Although, my brother does have 20 pregnant sheep who will be giving birth in March. Regardless of the weather, March will definitely go out like a lamb for his family.)
This morning, Turken asked if he could make a book. I said, "Sure!" because I had a lot of cleaning to do today and needed an activity to keep them occupied.
First, I sat down with him and had him tell me the story he wanted in his book. I then made a simple book made of folded printer paper with a construction paper cover. I put a sentence on each page, then gave him some colored pencils to illustrate it.
Of course, if Turken got to make a book, Cuckoo had to make one, too.
If you ever want to know what is going through your children's heads at any given time, ask them to tell you a story. From Turken and Cuckoo's stories, it would seem that my little ones did not have enough to eat at breakfast.
Once upon a time there was a little boy named John.
|I do belive Turken was distracted when he drew John. Perhaps he was daydreaming about a giraffe?|
He ate everything!
Then he got too much to eat
|Can you see the kiwi, green beans, banana, strawberries, taco, banana bread, carrot, clementine, and mango? Notice John. It will be important later.|
and wouldn't be able to eat any more until a different day because he was full.
|My boy loves details. Same red shirt and black pants, but they are no longer able to contain the giant belly created from the overeating.|
And then he wanted to do some climbing.
|That would be John climbing a ladder. Naturally. Because everyone wants to climb a ladder after stuffing himself like a sausage.|
A Boy Named Andrew
Someone named Andrew ate his sandwich and his fruit and then he ate candy.
|For some reason Andrew is sideways. The red blob is one honkin' big sandwich. Bet you can guess what those blue circles with M's in the middle are. I guess he misses M&Ms, too.|
Then he ate one more thing, and it was a juicy pear.
|See that circle in the middle of the Andrew drawing? It's his belly button. You will see one in every single drawing Cuckoo does of a person. (I know you are now scrolling to the previous picture. There's a belly button there, too.)|
Then he played with his pillow pets and came downstairs and Eva and Andrew were playing with them.
|While eating more M&Ms apparently.|
Clearly, run-on sentences are ingrained. Now I just need to teach them the fine art of parentheses over-usage.
Have a lovely day!
Those stories are gorgeous (and I daresay they'll get the hang of parentheses over-use any day now(especially if you role-model it to them frequently (which I bet you do (Hope so, anyways))))ReplyDelete
Hahaha! If I fall short, promise me you will teach them.Delete
Certainly, though I claim no credit for myself - the man who taught me all I love about parenthesis is native of your country - Lewis Thomas. It was in his book The Medusa and The Snail (which I picked up in a charity shop for the sheer bizarreness of its title and promptly fell in love with) but the chapter is here - http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/punctuation.htmlDelete
I shall look into it.Delete
Loving both the stories and the illustrations! I need to dig out a picture one of my students made several years ago of her mom. It had details only a four year old would include in a picture!ReplyDelete
Ha! I love those kinds of drawings!Delete
Love your commentary on their books. My 3 year old is adding belly buttons and nipples to her people drawings lately. And they all have 3 legs. I think that's a 3rd leg.ReplyDelete
Crossing my fingers that it is a leg.Delete
Stick figure belly buttons! That may just be the best thing I've seen all day!ReplyDelete
I love those belly buttons, too.Delete
Ohhh, this is soooo good!! Sometimes I get out my kids school folders and just look through their past work so that I can re-read all of it and laugh/smile/cry. We are BIG run on sentence crafters - and, and, and, and, and.....Great post!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I have a box for each of the kids and enjoy going through them, too.Delete
Sometimes, a run-on just does the job.