Last week one of my fellow Victorian bloggers Paula posted about teaching children how to write and the importance of using pictures. You can read her blog post here.
Everything she said made absolutely sense to me, but I had never broken it down to the degree she had. I had always put the emphasis on the writing, not the picture, when in fact, to some degree, it needs to be the other way around!
On Friday, I took her idea and put it into action.
Firstly I was amazed at the creative ability of the children in my class. I know I have been teaching them for 14 weeks now, but never had I said, draw in grey lead first – amazing! Usually I get blue people, scribble and no facial expressions. Here are a few I love…