Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just a little bit of patience

Sometimes when something is frustrating you, all you need to do is take a step back, have some patience and try to approach it again. I had Joey take a break from his writing assignment, he ate some dinner and then I sat down with him again. I sat with him while he brainstormed some ideas, thought of some positive words and then formed sentences. He wrote his rough draft, I corrected it and really only changed 1 or 2 words, added some commas and this is the final draft.

Dear Camden,

Our school Basha Elementary, is having a reading challenge. The challenge is to read as many books as possible between January 6 and March 31. If our school wins, the library will be given $15,000. The Basha school library will be able to purchase a numerous amount of new books with the prize money.  One of the benefits of reading several books is that it can make you read faster which allows you to read more books. Another benefit of reading is that it can make you smarter. You should set a goal for reading so that if you accomplish the goal you feel completed. The are many benefits to reading as many books as you can.

Your friend,


I think he did a pretty good job. It was a much nicer letter than the first one he wrote. It's amazing what happens when we have just a little bit of patience.


stacie said...

Great job Joey! Your final letter turned out really well!

Diane said...

Yep, sometimes all it takes is to step back and give it a rest for a while. He did a very good job. Grandma & Grandpa still have the "what the flag means to me" paper that you wrote hanging on their wall. You won a $75.00 Savings Bond for writing such a nice paper.

Rene said...

I didn't realize they still had it hanging on their wall! I'm going to have to see if I can get a copy of it.... I can't even remember what I wrote! :)