Matthew (or Vincie) is very interested in the “Titanic” and her sinking in 1912, so last week we checked out several books on the ship and wrote a short story about a little boy Matthew’s age who is saved from the sinking. This was Matthew’s *first* story, and so it was dictated to us as we wrote it down. It turned out very well! He also worked on a drawing to illustrate the tale, and we put together a little book for him to take home.
Today was bird day. We played a fact game about birds, and then set off on a nature hike to see if we could spot 10 different kinds. We did, and even saw a Blue Heron and Golden Eagle! Despite these great finds, Matthew dubbed the American Robin as his favorite. To celebrate this, he wrote a story by himself about the Robin, and how he felt when he saw it. After forming "The Bird Finders Club," we took a photo of him with the Robin we spotted behind him, and will be pasting that in another book, shaped like a birdie. :)
All in all, the day turned out fine, and we are looking forward to having our student back with us next week!