3 Free Printable Christmas Thank You Notes for Kids

Printable Christmas Thank You Notes

Download these free Christmas notes and Christmas thank you notes for kids! It helps my own kids to have templates for their thank you notes. I hope it will help your kids as well! I have more ideas for helping kids express gratitude and thanks on this post, Kids Can Write Thank You Notes. 1. Printable Snowflake Thank You and Christmas Coloring Page 2. Printable … [Read more...]

Write a Gingerbread Story with Cookie Cutters

Gingerbread Stories Lg

Write a gingerbread story using your gingerbread men cookie cutters. (Today's writing prompt idea for kids is brought to you by gingerbread people who don't want to be eaten!) Write a Gingerbread Story After you make gingerbread cookies for the holidays, I have two more gingerbread ideas for you. First, read gingerbread stories. Second, write your own gingerbread … [Read more...]

Writing Gifts for Kids

Gift Guide for Kids

Writing Gifts for Kids Sometimes all it takes to encourage kids to write is a special journal, pen, or eraser. See what happens when you give your child a writing gift. Maybe stories or plays will be written! 1. Grow Your Ideas Notebook  Plot your thoughts in these little eco-friendly notebooks made with plantable seed paper covers. When the pages are filled, plant the … [Read more...]

What to Do When Your Child Needs Academic Help

Best Tutoring Online

When your child is struggling academically in school, tutoring is one of the best options. And you'll want a referral for that tutor. Then you'll want to be sure they're qualified to instruct your child, safe (background check done,) AND good at building rapport and relationship with children. Well, I have a GREAT tutoring referral for you. A highly-qualified, good-with-kids … [Read more...]

Be a Teacher for a Day

Teacher for a Day

Blue plastic-backed chairs wait on desks in the empty room. It won't be like this for long. I know that the parents and students I trailed to the building are arriving at the playground from the surrounding streets and soon at the classroom. I'm spending the day shadowing third year, second-career teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Nelson, in her second grade classroom at College View … [Read more...]

Good Writing Is More than Organization (why I hate formula writing curriculum)

good writing is more than a formula

I'm always terribly sad to see a child's writing ruined by formula writing curriculums. Because let's be honest, good writing IS NOT a formula. Never in quality, published writing will you ever, ever, ever read formula writing. )Although, in this age of blogging and self-publishing, you might read it but it won't be good writing.) Formula Paragraphs If you don't know what … [Read more...]