Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ABC Book

Monday morning the girls came up with a great idea for a project. They wanted to create their own ABC book to give to Lucas! I thought it was brilliant! They immediately got right to work setting out a big stack of paper in the middle of the kitchen island. Then they grabbed all of their crayons, colored pencils and markers and set right to work. "I'll do A and you can do B," Hannah told her sister. "And then we can switch back and forth," Leah agreed. On each page, they write the upper and lower case letter then draw all sorts of pictures of words that start with that letter. Sometimes they ask me to help them spell the words and sometimes they spell things phonetically. It all works. They have been taking their time and working on their book every spare moment they have.

Leah hard at work on the letter J page
Hannah discussing what to draw for the letter K

They just got home from school a little while ago and they are at the table, eating a snack and working on the letters U through Z. They already have plans to make a number book and a rhyming book next! I love watching them work together on their ideas. I feel like I need to sing a Wonder Pets song at this point (sing it with me if you know it), "What's going to work? Teamwork! What's going to work Teamwork!"

I am still debating how I am going to put this book together in a creative way. But I promise that when it is finished I will post some pictures.


Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE the idea! what brilliant girls they are! can't wait to see the final product. you'll have to get it bound at kinko's and lamenate all the pages...or something like that!

Jacquelyn said...

so sweet :) they must have a creative momma that taught them these things...