Nothing has amazed me more as to see him discover writing. We spent a lot of time on the road this summer. With nothing more than a notebook and a mechanical pencil, he would spend some of that time writing; actually drawing pictures but I never called it that.
I was the subject of many of his drawings.
Then, he began adding "text" to his drawing.
Here is a sample.
This led me to wonder. Do I allow enough time for my students to draw into writing? Probably, not. My team and I are usually focused at getting words on the paper and sentences. Then, at one point of the year, we complain about how our kids can't draw. Duh! We didn't really allow time for this. So, this school year, I hope to step back a little. I will spend more time teaching my students how to draw and how to use those drawings to tell a story.
In the meantime, I have my copy of In Pictures and In Words and the wonderful book study hosted by Mrs. Wills for more ideas and book recommendations.
How do you teach writing in kindergarten?