Miss L is using a writing program this spring called Writers In Residence. We will be posting a review on it in a short while. But, she has finalized her first piece and we are sharing it here.
When I was younger in W—–, I loved to frolick among the paperwhites and roses on our lawn. When I was younger in W—–, I would make rides for J, tugging her around on my scooter, with my rainbow jump rope. When I was younger in W—–, I liked it when Mommy brought me to H.E.B. and I was allowed to help her weigh the oranges and bell peppers. When I was younger in W—–, I felt as if church would last forever, but Mommy’s tic-tacs and paper to scribble on made it better. When I was younger in W—–, I would stand stock still but excited as Mommy fitted me for new dresses. When I was younger in W—–, we would play “I’m thinking of…” in the car. When I was younger in W—–, I would “hum the dickens” out of Mommy. When I was younger in W—–, I would snag stories from Mommy about when she was a little girl. When I was younger in W—–, I liked to make pinkish tents under my covers and cuddle up in them with Lolo. When I was younger in W—–, I liked to make shadow puppets with Lolo and my flashlight after dark.
by Miss L, age 9
What a fun reflection back on times gone by! I wish I’d done writing like this when I was in my teen years to recall my childhood days. Sadly, my ‘older’ brain can’t remember all the fun things that happened.
Great Job ! Miss L.
Nice job. It looks great. You should be proud of all your hard work.
Great details! My 11 yr old just completed this writing project too. 🙂
Great job with your writing!!! We are loving this program too.
Lovely memories. Sounds like a beautiful childhood 🙂
She did a great job!
I adore this!!! 🙂
Thank you for sharing memories! You did a wonderful job on this assignment!
Loved this! What a wonderful, thoughtful post! Well done!
What a wonderful story! I enjoyed reading it.
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Miss L. Wow! I love your memory sentences. They are each very vivid and different from each other. I feel like I really got to know a lot about you from your childhood memories, and I want to read more of the things you write. As you know, a writer’s number one job is to keep the reader reading! You certainly did that with your memory sentences. Keep writing, you have a sharp observant eye for details. You are like your Father in Heaven — you have His creative spirit.
Thank you for your kind comments, Mrs. Bell. I am so excited that you took the time to read Miss L’s writing. I will be sharing this with her tomorrow. I know she will be thrilled. We are thoroughly enjoying Writers In Residence and share about it when we talk with others about homeschooling. It is a definite hit with Miss L! Thank you so much.