Colin worked on his autobiography in class for months. It has eight chapters and includes photographs and detailed drawings for each page. This morning, on "autobiography day," I came to school so Colin could read me his book and talk about his work.
Here's chapter three, "My Family."
I have a small family. I do not have a dad because he passed away. My mom is very tall and she has black hair. My brother's name is Ian. And he is very good at baseball. And he is also good at Xbox. And one other word about my mom. She is a very nice person. Now, my brother Ian plays soccer. He is the goalie. He is a super good goalie. We like to go to Disneyland. Me and my brother like to play Xbox. Me and my mom like to watch Once Upon a Time. Me and my Dad liked to go to baseball games. I hope you enjoyed this chapter. Goodbye for now.
Colin was very matter-of-fact as he read this out loud. I, on the other hand, discovered I had something in my eye that needed my attention. (And Colin clearly adores his brother.)
I'm glad Colin is able to tell people his dad passed away. I still can't say those words.