writing simoneSimone has been tracing letters at preschool for a few months now. This week I picked up two portable dry-erase boards at the local discount store. As soon as we arrived home, Simone announced she would write her name on her board. I was surprised and proud when I saw she had kept her promise.

I do not know when I learned to write my name. I am pretty sure it was not before I stepped inside an elementary school. Simone squealed when I grabbed the camera, and I am glad I acted fast. A few seconds later, she erased her name and the small self-portrait that accompanied it. They grow up so fast. Cherish every minute.

4 thoughts to “Writing Simone

  • Donna

    A brilliant example of children being natural learners. I love it!
    “The most important thing any teacher has to learn, not to be learned in any school of education I ever heard of, can be expressed in seven words: Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” -John Holt


  • etc at Fierce and Nerdy

    I don’t remember learning to write my name either. But I do remember learning to write my sister’s at around 4yo, which was Elizabeth. I remember thinking it was hard because it was SO long, but I liked the challenge. Mayhap the first clue that I would spend my life as a word nerd.

  • Beads Braids Beyond

    Oh, wow, she did a great job!!! A can write her name but it’s only 4 letters, lol 🙂 I’m laughing at her self portrait because that is the same way A makes her people!!! No arms or anything, lol. You are right, they grow up too fast. I constantly look at A and wonder “where’d my baby go?

  • Joyful Mom

    It’s such a proud moment when they learn to write their own name.

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