Since my last post much has happened in life, that I have failed to document. I have long thought that by writing regularly I gain further inspiration to write. Often, it is only as I write that my ideas are revealed and my final publication can look so different to my initial concept. Perhaps, by not writing the urge for further writing has been eliminated?
I believe this is also true for our children. They need daily opportunities to write; to share their ideas in the written form so that they can inspire and generate further ideas. Teachers and parents who share their own writing, model writing and scaffold children as they write are to be affirmed for their efforts to help our children become competent, confident and inspired in their writing.
It is when writing that children experiment with the written word as well as the structure of writing. A wonderful example from yesterday was the Year 1 child who wrote that he was 'challenged' by his Fun Run. With help, he spelt the word and then confidently read it out to his classmates.
So, I wonder what further writing ideas this blog might inspire in me? Stay tuned!