Inking Thoughts: December’s Writing Calendar

  • Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Everyday writing helps every learner in so many ways. During this holiday season, your family can create beautiful pages of memories, hopes, and a treasury of 2021 “captured moments.” Penmanship… Seasonal Spelling… Paragraphing… Punctuation… Creative designs! All will be captured in their individual learning journals.
  • Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons
  • Reading and Writing Connection: *Inspiration can be found in any Christmas/Holiday picture book. Invite them to take a closer look in a book for examples of phrases and word choice that they could use in their daily writing. Every author is a word collector, they have their own system of “weaving” their stories with words and phrases they’ve jotted down in a journal. Any book at hand is an example for paragraph formation, proper punctuation, and spelling. Have fun with language while drafting these written creations!
  • Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  •  Drafting responses: Allow each family member to write their thoughts (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe and/or guide their simple sentences!
  • Finally: Discuss: Let each family member share their “daily “ creation. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing without interrupting.
  • Those that get done early… ask them to illustrate a scene from their book.

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Inspired Learning: Booked for Success wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the lives of our learners, in our community, and that our collective action can greatly impact the future for every learner. Through advocacy, individualized support, and educational activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the successful partnership with our parents/guardians.

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