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It's a new year and we really want to emphasize reading for pleasure! I really didn't like reading when I was a child, but I have grown to love the quiet time where I can go to another place, in my head, and have an adventure from the safety of my own couch.
When I used to teach in the public school, each month, my mom (Grandma Edie) and I would make up bookmarks for my students. They loved getting fresh new bookmarks to use for the month. I always had some extras printed so they could come get a new one throughout the mon...
Writing in a journal is a great way to get children started with their writing, especially when they are struggling writers. Journal entries vary in length; ranging from one sentence to a few paragraphs depending on the age and ability of the writer.