While looking for a fun homeschool assignment today for my kindergartner and preschooler I found a great idea in The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas BY Linda Dobson. In the reading section it said a great idea to encourage young writers who may not have the ability to write down their own ideas is to have them dictate while you type. So we did and the kids loved it! They can’t wait to write their next story. This is what we came up with today.
The Pumpkin Patch
Shelby and mommy went to the pumpkin patch. But Shelby wanted to go on the hay in the maze but she wanted to get on it, but mommy said no, but Shelby just did it, but mommy couldn’t catch her because she can’t get in. It’s only for kids. And they have to clean up after themselves in case they make a mess. And Mommy said, “I need to get my kid!” And nobody let mommy in.
But Shelby was on hay, hay, and hay! And she just ran and jumped everywhere. And nobody could catch her. And she just ran, ran so fast. And ran and ran and nobody could catch her. But she was just so fast and she even jumped over heads almost. And she was just so bad but mommy could not get her.
Shelby ran out and mommy tried to get her but Shelby ran into another maze. Mommy said “come back here silly Shelby!” But she wouldn’t.
So Daddy set up a maze at home and brother said “go look in the back yard sissy”, and sissy said “why?” He said, “There’s a maze in the backyard!” So she went home with mommy and played in her own maze and never went back to the pumpkin patch.
Author, Shelby Chumbley age 6 October 25, 2010
Dictated to Mommy
AJ jumps over mommy and then Daddy. Daddy tried to catch AJ and his sister. Mommy tried to catch Daddy, sister and brother. Mommy couldn’t catch anybody. Then Aunt Debi tried to catch mommy, daddy, sister and brother. Then Sylvester tried to catch Aunt Debi, Mommy, Daddy, brother and sister in the backyard. Sylvester only caught AJ. AJ and Sylvester caught Sister Shelby. Then Shelby, Sylvester and AJ caught mommy and Daddy. Then they all caught Aunt Debi.
Then we all made a maze. There are cars in the maze. Then we went in the maze.
Author- AJ Chumbley age 4- October 25th, 2010
Dictated to Mommy