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Dr. Joanne Meier
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Read all about it! We're writing a newspaper
My kids are home from school, again! We've had strange winter weather here in Virginia, with a huge snow fall in December (27 inches!), flash flooding that closed the schools in early January, and then another 9 inches of snow late last week. The kids have been home. A lot! And they're getting bored.
Yesterday they came up with the idea to write their own newspaper. Always willing to take on a literacy related project with neighborhood kids, we brainstormed various "news stories" to include.
They came up with the following list:
- A summary of the day's sledding down the neighborhood Big Hill
- Sledding do's and don'ts
- A recipe for hot chocolate (a surefire winner with marshmallows and whipped cream)
- A jokes and riddles section (guess whose idea that was?)
- A winter day word search (kids love a word search, but should teachers?)
It's turning into quite a project. Their current plan is to use ReadWriteThink's Printing Press to create the newspaper. Anna's working with Puzzlemaker to make the word search. The other cul-de-sac kids are off drafting their own columns.
Stay tuned! If the newspaper actually goes to "print," I'll post it here.