Friday, February 23, 2007

from the desk of Caroline...


So this week Caroline had to write a story for the first time. She's written stories on her own but they weren't about a specific topic and they weren't for school. I gave her a topic - Abraham Lincoln. I read her some background info on him and a short paragraph. I showed her the penny with his face on it. I showed her some pictures of him. So this is the story she wrote after hearing about him...

Once upon a time there was a little boy. His name was Abraham Lincoln. He lived in a log cabin. He did not get to go to school very much at all. I wouldn't be surprised if he only went on Tuesdays. But when I said he didn't go to school much, I didn't mean that he didn't learn. He read every book he could. He even went to another state to find a book. When he grew up, he was a great man.
She titled it, "The Story Of Abraham Lincoln."

We have bragged and bragged on her for being so smart. (We always do.) It must be going to her head because later this week, she said...

me: You are so brilliant.
Caroline: Can I get that on tape?

ha!!! She is a sharp little First Grader if I do say so myself!

5 comments:

annkelli said...

I hope you gave her a "100 A++"
That's what Jonathan always wants!
She did a great job!

stephanie said...

What a smart cookie!!!

Rachel Whetzel said...

Only tuesdays, Huh? Who knew!? Thanks, Caroline!

rachel

Sarah said...

Look at her excellent penmanship. Way to go!

If you ever get the chance to see Dennis Boggs portrayal of Mr Lincoln, it is really cool. We saw him at Opry Mills on President's Day two years ago and I was so impressed--he brings history to life. Not to turn your blog into an ad but you can read about him at www.meetmrlincoln.com

Hope you are feeling better today.

Jan[n] said...

WOw...LOVE her story...she told the story behind the story! That is WAY ahead of her age...not just retelling facts -- but giving "insight." Can I hire her when she gets older? I can't teach that to my writers...they either get it or they don't. Way to go Miss C and Mom!