It has been too long since I last wrote! I just wrote a blog post for PreK and K sharing and you can find the post HERE. I talked about how to start a writing workshop in a Montessori classroom. The main thing is to instill a love of writing in a child at a very young age. Writing can be a daunting task for children...and adults! If you can find a way to make it fun and have meaning it doesn't feel quite so much like work.
I think that in a preschool class having daily or weekly drawing workshops it teaches the children to draw with purpose. Draw to tell a story. This will get the child excited and begin the writing process. Once the child is comfortable drawing with meaning then you add more complex steps such as labeling, writing a sentence using the labels and eventually a story.
Check out my post at PreK and K sharing and I promise I will write again very soon! I have missed blogging and I am excited to be back!