Wednesday, May 28, 2014

This Summer, Let Them Write Every Day

Here's a suggestion I passed along to my classroom parents. Go to the dollar store and let the child pick out a journal. Then, every day during the summer, let them write a sentence (or two or three) down on a page. You can pick a word for them to include in the sentence, or they can randomly decide on what they want to write. If they want, let them draw and color a picture - just be sure they use crayons, as markers tend to bleed through the paper.

Not only will they keep their skills up and ready for First Grade, but you'll end up with a wonderful keepsake in later years.