During our original discussions about stories, our class wondered: Can there be such a thing as a story without pictures?
We weren't sure, but Violett confidently spoke up and was able to guide us with her knowledge that her mummy, daddy and helper have books with only words. She explained that these are still stories, even though they don't have pictures. She added to our class list of ways that stories can be told by telling us that you can just write some words.
Well done Violett for sharing your important knowledge!
Violett's favourite part of our 'How We Express Ourselves' unit of inquiry was our field trip to the musical performance of Rapunzel. She wanted to include this experience in her portfolio because: "I liked that Rapunzel got back to her mum."
Violett created this story using the iPad app 'Draw & Tell':
Violett has been working hard on hearing how words sometimes end with the same sound. Here she is during her free play completing a rhyme sort with the words 'cat' and 'can'. This is an example of Violett's best work because it shows that she is knowledgeable.
Violett is gaining confidence in writing. She has enthusiastically committed herself to forming the letters in her name and takes her time to form letters "perfectly", as she says, during our morning sign in. She is holding the pencil with more strength and enjoys our Star Name handwriting sessions where she gets to write the letters in her friends names in her Word Study notebook. Violett has also started to use our writing centre and the class mailbox to write letters to her family and friends!