Dust off the Bookshelf

As you plan this week, look at your books in a new way. We are currently studying Planet Earth and I will admit I hit the net first for ideas. Printed worksheets and collected videos on Ed puzzle but as I was cleaning I leaned over and found an old Usborne book called Planet Earth … Continue reading Dust off the Bookshelf

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Art Creates a Story

Have your student, family member, and another draw pictures to share? Draw 2 or more pictures Place each drawing next to each other Brainstorm the images Write about the three images Laugh at your story Share with others The best stories come from wild pictures, goofy ideas, and crazy thoughts. Example: Once there was an … Continue reading Art Creates a Story

Inspire Writing

  This exercise is a quick 15-minute lesson designed to move creative juices.  Give students a topic, question or objects and have them write for as long as they can! If you have a struggling writer, put out there a word goal or a time, but I prefer for them to write, write, and write! … Continue reading Inspire Writing