Fall and Thanksgiving word banks

Fall and Thanksgiving word banks

  A word bank is a place where a student can keep written words he’s learned or collected so that he can refer to them as needed. Useful for students of all ages, word banks serve several purposes: Inspiration! A storage place for writing ideas when the...
Thanksgiving acrostic poem: I am thankful

Thanksgiving acrostic poem: I am thankful

Last year at this time, I showed you how to create a Thanksgiving acrostic poem. Here’s a variation that helps your kids focus on reasons to be thankful. When you’re scrambling around the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day and the children are underfoot, sit them...
5 {fun} Thanksgiving writing prompts

5 {fun} Thanksgiving writing prompts

It can get pretty hectic around the house in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Instead of assigning your children their normal writing schoolwork, why not take a little break and let them choose one of these clever creative writing prompts? For added fun, have them...
Encourage thankfulness: Part 2

Encourage thankfulness: Part 2

Last time, I gave some suggestions for cultivating gratitude in children’s hearts in Encourage Thankfulness: Part 1. Here are a few more ideas to try. Dear God A joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful. ~Book of Common Prayer (1892) Give your child a...
Encourage thankfulness: Part 1

Encourage thankfulness: Part 1

It’s almost Thanksgiving. Around the country, we’ll soon be picking up our turkeys, baking pies, chopping aromatic vegetables for stuffing, and setting our prettiest table. Even still, it’s hard to forget that we’re about to careen around the...

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