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 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 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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