Inking Thoughts: Sentencing Skills

Reading and Writing Connection: Today’s writing connection is all about learning how to write the above sentence types. Simple sentences are effective structures of expression that will communicate ideas in manageable “chunks” of complex ideas. Writer’s can clarify details without run-on sentences. Writer’s are word collectors. They weave their story details with descriptive word choiceContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Sentencing Skills”

Inking Thoughts: Who You Are Today

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Every reading and writing connection uses the front and back of each page and is dated. These family learning discussions are each person’s valued thoughts. These pages should be considered as a “learning” scrapbook. Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next availableContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Who You Are Today”

Inking Thoughts: Doodling Your Great Ideas

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Visual Ideas… Putting your ideas/learning into your learning journal. Doodling can actually help you focus and make it easier to listen. It can relieve stress and improve productivity. It can also help in memory retention; doodle a number or word or image that pertains to what’s being addressed and it’s moreContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Doodling Your Great Ideas”

Inking Thoughts: Rainy-Day Memories

Family Sharing: “Which of these rainy day explorations look promising for this weeks summertime adventure?” *Invite everyone to share.  Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons 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. Guided enquiry: “Summertime is the perfect season to enjoy adventures.Continue reading “Inking Thoughts: Rainy-Day Memories”

Inking Thoughts: Declaration Facts

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Share and discuss our Declaration of Independence. Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils 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. Reading and Writing Connection: Declaration bulletedContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Declaration Facts”

Inking Thoughts: Summertime Random Acts of Kindness

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: “What do you notice about random acts of kindness?” Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons 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. Reading and WritingContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Summertime Random Acts of Kindness”

Inking Thoughts: Summer Shape Poetry

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Inspired Creativity Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons 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. Reading and Writing Connection: It’s Summertime… Drafting responses: Getting yourContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Summer Shape Poetry”

Inking Thoughts: Nature Walk Haiku

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Haiku Hike Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons 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. First: If you haven’t taken a nature walk, check theContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Nature Walk Haiku”