I was recently told by a first grade student that I am the “funnest” teacher. When asked why, her response was that I make words fun. I accepted the title with a smile and we began our fun work. We worked with play-doh, magnetic letters, and white boards reviewing and introducing new words. At the end of the session she hugged me and asked if she could stay longer. I allowed her to stay for a little while, during which she drew her favorite animal and we displayed it on a closet door. Now every time we work together she draws a new animal and the closet door now looks like an art gallery.
My next step with the drawings is to write sentences and stories for us to read together. More fun to come.