Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Why spelling counts...

I love how my son has really embraced drawing. It is the perfect task to help him with his writing and focus. These are important since he struggles with ADHD, confidence, and a slight learning disability. He has amazing teachers guiding him, encouraging him, and helping him become the best he can be, but there is always more room for improvement. His current teacher has sparked him interest in art and drawing.
Getting him to draw has been great to pass those times that are potential trouble for a fidgety and impulsive kid. It is also awesome to see someone patiently trying to improve his work.
I love seeing his creations and the pride when he accomplishes something difficult. We still have room to grow when he gets frustrated, but he is seriously producing some great sketches.
It made my day (and I think his) when a co-worker asked him to draw her a picture. I hardly heard a peep out of him as I cleaned up my desk after school.
While flipping through my bag tonight I ran across some of his other drawings. This picture made me laugh. This is why teachers need to model correct spelling and help those kids who struggle with sounding out their words.
Luckily his teacher saw the humor in this picture of the future dog. Together we chuckled talking about how his spelling has some room for improvement. Guess we can work on helping him with his captions on his "future" drawings.


  1. I trying really hard not to laugh, but I just had too. So stinking cute! Thanks for sharing. I needed that tonight!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Glad I was able to make you giggle. We have all had a good laugh, of course away from him so his feelings won't be hurt. Thank goodness his teacher has such a great sense of humor and great knowledge of inventive spelling!


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