South End preschool students have started using interactive writing journals in small groups! These journals are used for a variety of skills. For our younger students, they are practicing how to properly hold a pencil and the pre-writing skill of tracing. Older students are learning how to connect pictures with words. They are drawing pictures and labeling them on their own by thinking about what sound/letter the picture starts with. Students also practice a focus letter of the week in writing journals. In this picture, preschool students are learning all about the letter T, having made their own letter T out of real tickets!