The students at Little Learners Preschool and Academy are reading and writing! (And it's only February!)
Recently, one of our Academy teachers stopped in to my office to show me some of her students' work in their journals. Each week, Mrs. McElroy discusses a topic with her students, then they draw a picture in their journal. She encourages them to write one letter of a certain object in the picture, such as a "b" for "ball".
But last week, her students wrote complete sentences in their journal ALL BY THEMSELVES!!! I repeat: whole words and complete sentences! They didn't copy them from the board, and Mrs. McElroy didn't stand over them and tell them how to form each letter and spell each word. They did it all on their own!
But it's not just in Mrs. McElroy's Academy and Advanced Academy class that students are reading and writing. I had an aunt of one of Mrs. Thomas' students in the preschool class tell me that her nephew know all his letters and was reading everything in sight! She definitely wanted her son to join our program in the fall!
Our reading and writing curriculum works! Our students' accomplishments are proof!
GOOD JOB, Little Learners and teachers! Your hard work is paying off!
Kindergarten teachers, be prepared. The reading and writing Little Learners are coming your way!