Tuesday, May 04, 2010


Alex had to write a story tonight about ladybugs. He came up with four sentences all by himself and I only had to do ONE grammar correction. For him that's HUGE!! Between the speech apraxia and being an ELL, English grammar is really hard for him. It's great to see his progress!

Here is his story:

"The Ladybugs"
"The ladybugs are living in the leaves. Ladybugs are crawling on the ground. Ladybugs have twenty-two spots. Ladybugs can fly." (My grammar correction was for "on the ground"--he said "in ground.")


At dinner we were talking about playing soccer next fall. Alex frowned when I asked if he wanted to play soccer. Shaking his head, he said no. I was so puzzled because Alex LOVES soccer, and I couldn't imagine what would make him not want to play.

He then paused and said, "I want to coach."

When we told him he couldn't coach, that that job was for grownups, he smiled and said, "Okay, I'll play."


Tina said...

Aw! These stories are so great. They made me smile. I love his ladybug story. Ryan's great at many things but not the best at grammar either, so I get equally excited when he writes well and applies correct comma usage. :)

David&Monica said...

Alex, Ladybugs live at Garretts house too. We miss you and are so proud of you!!!!

David&Monica said...

Courtney, I lost my favorites with my rebuild. can you resend me that link to Marks baseball schedule for home games. I am sure Garrett would love to see one. He is playing baseball this year and really starting to like it!

Terry and Tara said...

Hi Courtney,
Just got your comment on our blog and the possibility that Emma may have speech apraxia. No, I've never heard of it. I'll have to do some research on that one. Thanks alot for the info! Some days I just feel so lost and not knowing what to do. Every comment or suggestion is so helpful. Take care!