Thursday, February 28, 2013

Crafting with Courtney

I've been trying to get in as much camera practice as I can, using different settings for various lighting situations. Courtney and I made these little people, using pretty tapes for clothes, on Monday after school, so I decided to see if I could get the colors to be true without using the flash in the not-the-best incandescent lighting. Not perfect, but fairly close:

Of course I'm still kinda slow at figuring out the settings, and she was getting impatient to get at playing "school" with the little people. She was being a little less than cooperative, and we ended up with somewhat of a photo bomb. ;)

Here they are, all together... all set for "school":

This look says it all: "PLEASE, Grandma... can we be done with the picture taking?"

Okay. Enough of that. Poor little girl. ;) We played lots of school.

Speaking of school, I love how she's learning to read and write by sounding out words. Here's a little note and drawing she made for me. Unfortunately the pen wasn't working the best.

Can you tell what she's written next to the drawing? C'mon, sound it out! It's perfectly written phonetically!

Maybe you can't quite see the letters. They are: i s k r e m. Does that help?

A clue: both vowels have the long sound.

Need another clue? They describe the drawing!

Answer: "Ice cream", of course! Silly inconsistent English language, anyway. All words should be spelled phonetically, right? :)


annie dee said...

Is spelling by phonetics to prepare kids for texting? HA!!

Grandma G said...

Hahaha! I think you're right! :)

JHNickodemus said...

I love reading words spelled like that. It helps me think about the wirds again. It made me chuckle on a regular basis when I was student teaching in first grade and all the boys wanted to spell Star Wars things. I wa spelling phonetically too!