This week Little Mister has continued on his quest to get better at his writing with his letter to Father Christmas. And as such his spellings are now coming along nicely, thanks for asking!
It’s amazing in just a few weeks how he’s remembering to spell words correctly more often rather than phonetically. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of times he doesn’t but we’re starting to see a real change.
Reading words spelt correctly is fine but adding them to a sentence when you have to think about the sentence structure, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops it’s no wonder his spellings go back to being phonetic.
But this week I’ve seen a marked improvement, probably because he’s willing to do more writing, so it’s starting to flow a bit more.
If you haven’t yet encountered Smiggle, it’s a whole new world of stationery – scented pencils, pens with footballs on & pop-up pencil cases with hidden compartments. But that’s for a whole other post!
Little Mister purchased what he calls his Light Saber pen, which lights up & changes colour when you write. Luke Skywalker has one of these, apparently, so what better way to follow in his Star Wars footsteps?! If it enthuses him to put pen to paper then I’m not going to say otherwise!
So whilst I made dinner Little Mister was at the table writing to Father Christmas. As a summer baby going into school he’s struggled to keep up with the writing aspect of things, just because he physically couldn’t do what was being asked of him. Now, at 5 year & 4 months old I’m proud of his enthusiasm to keep trying.
But it wasn’t just his writing it was what he wrote.
His sister was being particularly pre-tweeny that afternoon and refusing to write her letter to Father Christmas, so Little Mister wrote this on her behalf:
“To Father Christmas. A X Box for me and Mademoiselle. Please. Do not bring her sand she is kind and I love her please and some goalkeeper gloves.“
My heart melted!
Writing with compassion. But where it the bag of sand idea come from?!
This made me laugh & cry. I love that boy.
He’s certainly going to the top of Father Christmas’s ‘good child’ list
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.