Watching Brooklyn this year develop skills and learn so many new things in school has been a delight. She surprises us constantly with the things she learns! (Though, if you saw my facebook status last week, she also surprises us in other ways -- like when I caught her twisting a crayon in Selah's ear and peeling an entire hardboiled egg ON THE LIVING ROOM CARPET!)
Anyway... I've been snapping pictures like this one lately. She has discovered to how to put letters together and sound out words. The world of reading is opening up to her, and she is fascinated. I love it!
|reminds me of myself as a child -- always had my nose in a book!|
Finding this arrangement of magnet letters she put together all by herself was so special!
She also has been developing her love of drawing. She colors new pictures every day, and was especially proud of this drawing she made on her magna doodle board -- she tried to copy the cow and farm scene that frames the board. :) Then she had a melt down when it needed to be erased... thus the picture to preserve it!
We were excited to find out that a drawing she had made in school was chosen to be displayed in the local library for the month of March! Out of each class, the artwork of one or two children was chosen, and Brooklyn's illustration from the book, "The Mitten" was picked by the judges. Brooklyn often tells us that when she grows up she wants to be an artist (along with a ballet dancer, a teacher, a doctor, a cashier, and a mom). It was neat to show her that she already IS an artist! She met that goal before growing up! ;)
We took a family trip to the library one day that Scott had off work, found her drawing and took some pictures! The artwork of many of the older students was fascinating to look at, as well. We also found the painting my brother Evrett made of himself. Isn't that interesting that both Brooklyn and Evrett were chosen for their classrooms? He did a good job painting facial shadows!
It's great watching our kids develop their talents and learning how to encourage their strengths and interests! We enjoyed celebrating this special honor with Brooklyn. :)
|dirty knees from crawling around the library!|
|library train table|