As part of the literacy process, at least in Portuguese class, the kids are supposed to sound out and spell words to try to discover how to write. I really like this process and we have been doing it a lot just to play. Today some of Ju's homework has to identify things that begin with the letter R and write the Rr underneath them. Just for fun, he sounded out the words for some of the pictures and tried to write them.
Ring - R i (not shown, this was added after this picture was taken)
Robot - R A A (interesting here he only tried to write the vowel sounds)
Road - R U T (T and D are articulated in the same place, so this for me is a win)
Ribbon - R B N (not bad)
Rake - R C
Rock - R C
Owl - A O U (I especially love this spelling, it really sounds like owl if you say it with a Bahiano accent)
We chatted about why rock and rake would have same spelling as he wrote here. It's also interesting to see how he is sometimes focusing on vowel sounds, sometimes on consonents, and sometimes includes both. I seem to remember only writing the consonents at this age, making my journal indeciferable when I looked at it years later.