I am utterly in love with the work Will does at school. Not his regular school work, although I am certainly proud of that, but the extra stuff he makes just for himself during snack break:
This is just a small sample, about a third of what he actually brought home today.
I threw in one of his math worksheets here, b/c he graded it (correctly!) himself, and since he got 100% (he is a math whiz!) he wrote "OSUM" [aka "AWESOME"] at the top. ♥
I love asking him what all this "stuff" he makes is. He stapled a couple rockets - he loves rockets with fire coming out of the bottom. His school mascot is also a rocket, so that gets reinforced. He has always been very into maps, and lately he's drawn lots of maps of areas around school that he & his friends have play plans for. I love that today's map has a key: playground, klasrooms, kafrtea (cafeteria), beths (benches), friue stashin (fire station), ples stashin (police station), & medkall (medical). He is totally obsessed with money, so I love the wallet he glued together, complete with faux spending money inside. He makes TONS of ships - at least 3 or 4 every day. I esp. like this one - it looks like a tank with treads & all, but he says, no - it is a ship. He brands all of his planes & ships with "USA" - I never actually taught him that, but I think it's fantastic!
I love seeing how his mind works during this independent creative free time. He also usually does lots of pictures of him & mommy, daddy, or whomever in the family with lots of hearts. ♥ We also usually get a few weekly love letter-pics to his "girlfriend". [It used to only be my parents' neighbor, Kendall; now our neighbor here, Kaylin, is in the mix; they are both older (3rd & 2nd grade) blondes. ;-) He already has a type! :-P] He likes to make lists of all his friends, too. I'm always excited to open up his backpack each day to see what extra he's done for himself.