HopeAnna struggles with reading, even remembering a letter from one day to the next. One thing that has helped her reading motivation is for her to write stories, and then I make them into photo books. This is the latest story, based on the book by Norma Simon. Her answers were very enlightening.
I know what I like.
Do you know what you like?
I like to make cookies.
I like to make letters.
I like to make friends.
I don’t like to make people sad.
I like to touch new people.
I like to touch animals.
I like to touch the petals on roses because they’re really soft.
But I don’t like to touch slobber from Jesse’s mascot head.
I like to be a dancer.
I like to be a kitty cat because I love cats.
I like to be a cheerleader.
But I don’t like to be cranky.
I like to smell roses.
I like to smell food (like Linus).
I like to smell dandelions.
But I don’t like to smell dogs or trashcans.
I like to see movies.
I like to see what I can do for my family.
I like to see flowers grow.
But I don’t like to see boy movies like Star Wars.
I like to hear the birds sing.
I like to hear airplanes.
I like to hear people talking about things that I’ve been doing.
But I don’t like to hear dogs growl at people.
I like to taste cornbread. Remember when we had it when company came over?
I like to taste ham loaf. It’s precious.
I like to taste macaroni.
But I don’t like to taste buttermilk.
I like to catch fireflies. They have lights on the back of their butt.
I like to catch grasshoppers.
I like to catch things from falling.
But I don’t like to catch centipedes and spiders.
I like to try doing things that my teachers say I should do.
I like to try to be patient when I don’t get something my way.
I like to try chicken because I had a chicken leg the other night and it was yummy.
But I don’t like to try things that people force me to do that I can’t do yet.
I like to play Mommy and Daddy because I’m always the Mommy with my doll in bed.
I like to play King and Queen.
I like to play house.
But I don’t like to play school.
I like to go to Chuck E. Cheese because I like the jumping horse.
I like to go to Hershey Park because I like the Carousel.
I like to go to gymnastics at Messiah College.
But I don’t like to go to the McDonald’s that doesn’t have a playground.
You know what you like and don’t like.
I know what I like and don’t like.
I like being me.
I’m a girl – I like being a girl.
Everyone likes friends,
And we all like to be friends.