President’s Day is a federal holiday used to honor the current and past Presidents of the United States. It was originally coined as Washington’s Birthday and was established to celebrate the life and work of our first president, George Washington. Since President’s Day is a federal holiday, the majority of the schools around the country will be off on this day and you can do
When your child is ready to create their masterpiece, you need to collect the materials. To make a “fancy” book, they will need poster board, contact paper, scissors, and legal printer paper. First, fold the legal printer paper in half. Use this as a traceable and place it on top of the poster board. You will need to make two halves for the cover
After your child has their idea for their book, they should write a first draft. For the rough draft, you can help them to organize their thoughts using a web diagram. Eduplace has a variety of story maps that you could use with your child to plan their story. This will help your child to plan out their story into sequential ideas. For older
In this post, parents will learn about how they can begin the process of writing and crafting a book with their children.
A fun and creative way to get your children writing more at home would be to have them keep a journal. Letting them choose a journal of their choice and fun pens to write with can help encourage them if they are reluctant writers. You can help children get started by giving them ideas of what they can write in their journal. You could
Another activity to get kids writing at home is to write letters. Children can write letters to other family members, like grandparents, who may live far away. Then they could write back and start a chain of on-going letters. They could also start writing to a pen pal, like a friend or cousin who may live in a different state. For older children, you
Children are always encouraged to read at home by teachers, but unfortunately, this same suggestion is not always made for writing. However, reading and writing are intrinsically linked and the more children write the better they become at reading. There are many different ways that you can get your children interested in writing at home with fun activities and incorporating it into their everyday
In this post, parents will learn about the rules of capitalization and tips for helping their child practice at home.
Brainstorm to help writing and reading skills.
How to combine writing in reading comprehension activities.