As an adult, I find that no other time of the year evokes childhood memories quite like summer. It's also interesting to me that my deepest, fondest memories have nothing to do with grand, expensive events. It often takes just a sensation or a smell to summon up some vivid mental picture of an… Continue reading Perfect Summer Day Poetry Writing Challenge
This post contains an affiliate link. Clicking on it costs you nothing and helps to support the upkeep of this blog. Thank you for your support! Last spring I found myself talking about 2nd grade cursive with the moms at dance who teach elementary school. The younger ones thought it was a bad idea, but… Continue reading Is It Okay to Teach Cursive in 2nd Grade?
I'm absolutely in the camp of moms who think kids should get to be kids during the summer, but I also don't want to lose all of the progress we've made thus far towards writing fluency. Authentic writing to the rescue! Authentic writing refers to writing students do for some purpose beyond just writing to… Continue reading 6 (Authentic) Ways to Keep Littles Writing Over the Summer