When I was in kindergarten we took naps. Lots of naps. That's really all I remember. I don't remember actually doing any work until first grade.
But things have changed. There are no more naps in kindergarten (at least not at our elementary school) and there is a lot of work.
I love it when Sarah brings home things she has written.
The kids are encouraged to write about a topic, in the case below the teddy bears they brought to school to use in their discussions about hibernation. They are encouraged to sound out the word and write as much of it as they can.
At the beginning of the year they were to try to write the first and last sound in the word, but now that we are half way through the school year, they are supposed to try to add the middle sounds as well.
I love watching this whole process unfold as the work that Sarah brings home continues to improve.
And in case you aren't good and figuring out how kindergartners sound things out, here is the translation:
I like to sleep with my bear and he falls out of the bed And he likes to play with me.
(The drawing is her bookshelf, the bed, Sarah, the bear and her dresser.)
It cracks me up that she spelled with "weu" both times. Hey, at least she's consistent!