I’ve been working with Layla since the start of our homeschooling year on how to write her letters and numbers. As I showed a few weeks ago in the post about 1-2-3 Magic, she practices her skills on more than just paper. This past week, it seems like she has branched out from doors to other surfaces…
But let’s start with her latest door drawing. This one is a monster that’s on her bedroom door. I think it’s a sign of what lives inside the room.
And then there’s her sheets. At first she just drew her name with a circle around it so that her animals knew where she was supposed to sleep at night. A few nights later the rest of the letters showed up. Note, none of this came out in the wash. Yes, grandma – she now needs new sheets for Christmas.
There was also the coloring of the chair in her room. She was very happy to point out the number 2 she drew on one of the arm rests. Can you see it?
But her practice didn’t stop with items in her own room. Oh no. She also found time to write on my iPad cover and on the white part of the kitchen bar.
I could keep going with pictures of things she’s colored on lately that she wasn’t supposed to but I have a feeling that would make this post way too long. Instead, I’ll stop there and move on to some things she’s actually allowed to write on. Like her white board where’s she’s mastered how to write dad’s name.
And paper where she figured out how to spell a word that I never, ever, ever say all by herself.
Needless to say, I’ve been a little busy cleaning up after my little graffiti artist this past week. Maybe one day I’ll figure out where she is hiding the markers and pens in her room.