Adrian's first piece on this bulletin board is from the first day of Kindergarten when he was able to draw a picture with "amoeba" people (circles with arms and legs), tell us a story orally, and write his name.
Adrian entered kindergarten with a strong background, already recognizing letters and sounds and a few sight words. He had been nurtured in the early years by a strong nuclear family where reading and writing were reinforced. He was an eager learner. It wasn't long before Adrian's writing took off.
The board has several more pieces including later kindergarten and early first grade writing. The final piece is a realistic fiction piece, completed a few weeks ago, that is part of a series that he is writing about Dan, the sports guy. Below is the piece and translation.
with his other foot and the last second he made a goal!!!!!! Then everybody was amazed by him. He was the extraordinary guy on his team so every game he plays, he believes that he wins!!!
Quite a transformation from an "amoeba" family to a complete story with dialogue, a beginning, middle and end, strong vocabulary, pictures with speech bubbles, and even craft! Adrian is so good at so many things, but I wouldn't be surprised if one day I am asking him for his autograph on his first published book!