Summer Writing: Monday Mention June 21, 2010
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Chances are, your kids are out of school for the summer, and it’s that time — once again! — to keep them busy. And while playtime is certainly lots of fun, it’s nice to keep those young minds engaged, too, isn’t it? That’s why, in our house, we’re instituting a little summer writing. Nothing big and scary, just some daily time devoted to our pencils and paper. Our hope is that it preps our kiddos for the 2nd and 4th grades, hones their creativity, improves their penmanship, and teaches them the value of documenting their thoughts and dreaming up stories.
So, our journals are ready — yellow ones from Walgreens, with wide-ruled paper inside, boys’ names on front, and the first assignment all ready to go (each boy has a magazine picture taped on their first journal page, and they’ll be instructed to write a story about it). We can’t wait — well, I’m sure the boys can wait, but we parents are pretty excited to see what kind of manuscripts we have by the end of summer. Oh, and we’ll be reading each day, too.
What’s your summer education plan?