Creative Writing

Students in the elementary grades have several venues for creative writing. First, every child has a journal or composition book and is expected to do some writing on a daily basis. For those who do not know what to write, we have a whole file box of “story starter”ideas to jump start their own creativity.

It is from these writings that we pull some of the spelling words, punctuation exercises, and grammar examples that are used weekly.

The elementary children recently completed autobiographies, also, which were distributed to the parents during conferences.

This week, the elementary class has been reading and discussing poetry. They are eager to write their own poems, for the most part. Simple exercises are offered that inspire their ability to create word pictures.

For example, we have been working on “Formula Poems”. That is, a formula or recipe is given, and the child just plugs in appropriate words.

Our first formula was:

Two Verbs
Three Adjectives
A Sentence
A Synonym Noun

Inclusion in this publication means these are now published authors:

Hummingbird, Flitting, darting. Fast, green, small Hummer.

By Catherine R.

Planets, Spinning. Rocks, floating, spinning. Big balls floating and spinning In space.

By Leroy P.

Ice cream, Eating, shivering. Cold, sugary, soft Ice cream is good. Dessert.

By Stella B.

Flowers, Growing, sprouting. Colorful, alive, pretty Plants.

By Thomas R.

Frogs, Hopping, swimming. Wet, slippery, smooth. Frogs, wet and fast, I love frogs. Amphibian.

By Nevin T.

Ruby’s Rest, Hiking, biking. Awesome, cuddly, comfortable. It is cozy and small. Ruby’s Rest Hostel.

By Ruby B.

Whipped cream, Refreshing, relaxing. Light, airy, fluffy. The best dessert ever. Cream-a-thon!

By Catherine R.

Moon, Shining, hiding. Silver, relying, trusted. Lighting the sky up on a dark night. Star.

By Catherine R.

People, Living, dying. Good, bad, sad. People live everywhere. Human.

By Ruby B.

Recently Observed:

Dusty concentrates with the eyedropper lesson.

Ivy and Reese show some REALLY creative writing—note that they’ve spelling Ivy’s name with the broad stair prisms!

Lillian uses the tens boards to form numbers between 11 – 99.

Ramsey uses the teen boards to form 11-19.

Stella uses the fraction insets to find equivalent fractions.

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