To help Raine retain what she's learned in school, and help her practice those skills, We have her do some work in some workbooks. That rote kind of worksheet stuff is good for practicing math skills. We trade it off with a writing practice book we found, a that has those Big Chief type lines to help kids get there letters to size and it has space on each page for a picture. I've told you how much Raine likes to draw, right? So she draws a picture and writes a few lines about it.
Today she drew and wrote about our camping trip. The one we are going to have this weekend. She wrote in the past tense. I'm sure that it is a developmental thing, and I didn't correct it (as the language arts teacher I am) because THAT was not the point of her writing. She wrote about roasting marshmallows. She drew our campsite, and the fire we had, and included a box for all the fish she caught. And we were all inside the tent. Oh, and the car was just out of the picture, on the other side of the tent (off the page).
Think she's excited? Yeah I do too. Know what? I'm excited too. So much so that I had a hard time getting to sleep last night, thinking of all the things I should get ready. More than a few of them already were ready... Wouldn't think a camping trip would make you feel like Christmas, but there it is. I'll regale you with pictures on our return.