Teeshirt + Fabric Crayons = An Exercise in Writing & Design
This morning, my guy grabbed an old teeshirt out of his wardrobe and a package of fabric crayons. Then he raced over to me and asked if he could design his own teeshirt. “Sure,” I said. It’s an old tee and what’s the harm in him doodling a bit.
He worked quietly for a good long while. It was one of those things where it was so quiet, I kind of forgot he was there. And when he showed me the result of his work I’ll admit, I had to do a double take. He actually sat there and sounded out and wrote words independently. There was no pleading with him to practice reading, no coaxing or cajoling. Just him, on his own, drawing, writing and designing. I mean, he tried spelling Millennium Falcon by sounding it out. I was rather stunned.
I have to say, with school starting in just a few weeks, this was a good exercise to watch. It makes me feel less guilty about cracking open the summer workbook only once or twice over the break. I think I’d better get another pack of tees in case inspiration strikes again.