My daughter, Alex, just graduated with her degree in professional writing. My class is fortunate enough to have her guest teach creative writing throughout the year.
One of the students' favorite activities is Scholastic's Story Starter. You can find it by clicking here. On this website the students select a genre of writing, select their grade level, and spin the wheel to be given a prompt for a story to write.
We are lucky to have access to laptops in our classroom. Each student has the opportunity to create their own story and write it on Story Starter or Microsoft Word if they would like to save their work.
I highly suggest accessing and utilizing this tool to help your child grow creatively and to strengthen their writing.
There are several learning games available at Scholastic's website, available here.
There are several ways you can help your child at home.
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all."
There are five rules I expect your child to abide by.
Your child will have minimal homework. The majority of assignments are done in the classroom where I can help them directly.
Feel free to email me with any concerns/questions you may have!
Report cards are distributed four times a year, after every nine weeks. To ensure that your child recieves their report card, make sure any cafeteria and library fees are paid.
We have two class parties every school year.
One is before Christmas Break, the other is for Valentine's Day.
You can bring cupcakes for your child's birthday and his/her classmates can eat them in the cafeteria during lunch. We have limited time in our classroom so we try to limit distractions whenever possible.