Inking Thoughts: Dragon Swan Lord

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Dragon Swan Lord is a story about a swan that helps to hatch a dragon’s egg. Aria will become the little dragon’s guardian, teacher, and protector once the dragonet hatches. Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayon Remind them to open their journals to the next available pageContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Dragon Swan Lord”

Inking Thoughts: Spring Poetry

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Spring Time… what images could you “weave” together in a Spring poem? 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.Continue reading “Inking Thoughts: Spring Poetry”

Inking Thoughts: Poetry 4 Mom

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Letting Mom/Grandma know of your love. 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: “Today youContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Poetry 4 Mom”

Inking Thoughts: Earth Day

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: “What do you know about Earth Day?” 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: Today’sContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Earth Day”

Inking Thoughts: Why are periods necessary?

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: “What is the big deal about using punctuation when you write your thoughts?” 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 learningContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Why are periods necessary?”

Inking Thoughts: April Fool’s Day

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: April Fool’s thoughts… Gathering materials: family learning journals, 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. Reading and Writing Connection: Using the slide above,Continue reading “Inking Thoughts: April Fool’s Day”

Inking Thoughts: Springtime Word Collecting

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Putting your thoughts on paper means that you’ve spent some time gathering great words; word phrases woven together in an amazing image; or listened to stories… poetry… or songs that have created imaginations! Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons Remind them to open their journals to theContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Springtime Word Collecting”

Inking Thoughts: Creating a Legend

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: A Family Legend Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons Reading and Writing Connection: Drafting a family legend. Begin by discussing and choosing a funny family event that would make a perfect family legend. Next: Invite someone to be the family’s scribe. Share the legend steps from theContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Creating a Legend”