This was Colton's journal entry about spring break. Check out the length (they had to add more papers for his journal every day as he was writing more then there was space for), he had a title for the entry (I cut off), and very few misspelled words, as well as his own self corrections and a The End--like a story.
Here is one of his very last journal entries. I am impressed particularly with his neatness of handwriting. It looks as good as a teachers, when we (teachers) had to take handwriting classes in college, and practiced on lined paper. Not bad for a boy! Colton is a neat and precise little guy! Yeah Colton...our new 2nd Grader!!!!!
I picked 2 of my favorite journal entries for Sterling! He had much less journal entries..but it made for a shorter show-and-tell that day for me (much needed this week with all their work coming home).
Last, but not least...Is his journal entry about the chick dying. I wondered out of all the boys if this little experience had affected him at all, because sometimes he can be reserved or react differently than most children w/ serious things. But, this journal entry gave me validity that it had made an impression on him, as he rarely wrote about things that took place at home in his journal (he preferred holidays, spiders, blocks, and things at preschool). You have to look carefully at it as the picture on the other side is 'bleeding' through, but he did color his (brown) and Ryland's (blue) eyes the right colors to differentiate between the two.
Sterling is obsessed with calendars, dates and looking forward to events that are upcoming. He knows that he will be a kindergartner on August the 7--not a day sooner or later! Ha ha-I love that little chump!