Wednesday, January 27, 2010


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Anna is supposed to bring 20 Valentines to school for her friends, and I was not looking forward to writing or making 20 Valentine cards. However February issue of her High Five magazine came with little Valentine cards that she was interested in. I cut them into long strips and put them in her “make it” box. Several times this week she worked on cutting the strip into individual cards and Jan23_Valentines1_SM writing her name on them. So far 6 are done, 14 to go. The magazine came with 16 cards, but we copied a couple extra pages just in case some of the Valentines cannot be used.

More writing led to more desire to draw. A couple of times Anna pulled out her pencils, traced her hands, and I helped her make a Jan25_Drawing_SM bird out of her hand tracing. Then she wanted me to cut it out, and she made it into a card. She wanted to draw a picture for Oma & Opa inside. She is still in the phase when she first draws something then decides what it might be. She drew a dog’s head (she named it a dinosaur head first, but then inspected it again and decided that it’s a dog) and then added the rest of the picture. She asked me to write captions for her characters, and I am pretty sure that Oma & Opa will enjoy their card a lot.

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10 comments:

Debbie said...

I know that Oma and Opa will love their valentine from Anna.

She did a great job on making it.

MaryAnne said...

Anna's dog is really good!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very good idea to have Anna do a few Valentines at a time - it can be such a tedious job otherwise.

I love the dog - did she add the nose, herself?

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Very sweet - good job! :)

Booklover1212 said...

What a cute dog!! Great dog!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Oh, your parents are going to LOVE that valentine, how precious! We received our high 5 magazine and those valentine cards too - I just love how they always include a little extra something! I'd love to see Anna's little hand birdie. ;) What a sweet idea.

Ticia said...

You're smart to have her start working on them now. Otherwise you'll end up doing them the night before.
And her dog is super cute, and I felt affinity for the constant changing of what it was.

Susana said...

Good job on getting the Vday cards done early!

I have to say though, one of my favorite things each year was helping Hanna make Vday cards for her class:-). This is one of the very, very few things I do miss about "real" school. So, instead we will be making cards for family and friends and mailing some and hand delivering others:-).

vanessa said...

She draws REALLY well!

Catherine Anne said...

Great blog~