Here is little Js journal entry. It is of the trees with their leaves before a couple were used in the name of science. He drew a little face among the branches. Can you find it? My little guy is just so darn cute! On the opposite page, I wrote what he dictated to me. We read it together as I pointed to the words one at a time. J felt like such a big boy that he then let me read the words while he pointed to them one at a time.
We have been using our nature journals as a way for my eldest son to practice writing in a fun and relaxing way. Writing has never been something T enjoys (though he can tell the most creative fictional stories). Somehow recording his reflections in this journal is exactly what was needed to make writing come alive for him.