Month: November 2010

How to write a Christmas carol haiku

How to write a Christmas carol haiku

For a holiday twist on the traditional haiku poem, invite your children to use the familiar pattern to write a Christmas carol haiku.

Thankful in so many words

thank · ful  adj. appreciative grateful content beholden indebted cheerful obliged satisfied overwhelmed at peace pleased glad comfortable

English is confusing

English is confusing

Unless I'm typing in my sleep, I'll probably never confuse its with it's or your with you're. I'm pretty handy with a hyphen, and I'm confident that I'm not prone to apostrophe catastrophes. But I'm the first to admit that I don't know all the rules---and I have to...

Make an ABC book

Make an ABC book

Do your older children have a hard time thinking of what to give a younger sibling for a birthday or Christmas gift? Why not encourage them to create a scrapbook-style (or digital) alphabet book for a fun writing project with a real purpose? Make an ABC Book...

NaNoWriMo – Are your pencils sharpened?

IT'S HERE! NaNoWriMo starts TODAY! Short for National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo is an amazing writing event that takes place every November. I love that NaNoWriMo also has a Young Writers Program that's open to children 17 and under. The challenge? Pump out a...