Month-By-Month Writing

Keep your child’s handwriting, spelling, and communication skills sharp while school’s out. He/She can practice with these month-by-month ideas.

June

  • Write a thank-you letter to this year’s teacher.
  • List three summer goals. Examples: Read 10 books, learn to swim, keep my room clean.
  • Start a journal about your favorite summer activity (bike, reading, gardening). Add an entry each week.

July

  • Write a paragraph about how you celebrated Independence Day.
  • In the car, keep a list of all of the state names you see on license plates.
  • Invent a new outdoor game, and write out instructions. For instance, combine jump rope and hopscotch to create “jumpscotch.”

August

  • Make a guest list and create invitations for a cookout.
  • Send e-mails. Let family and friends know what you are doing each week.
  • Practice writing your full name, address, and telephone number. Label your notebooks and other supplies for the fall.
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10 Responses

  1. These are very helpful suggestions, and I’m going to use some of them with a boy I will be tutoring in writing this summer! Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Eileen
    Dedicated Elementary Teacher Overseas (in the Middle East)
    elementaryteacher.wordpress.com

  2. Excellent ideas!!

  3. These sound like good ideas. I would show them to my wife, but I think if she even looked at any teaching-related materials right now her head would explode, so, maybe later …

  4. That sounds like some good ideas for school kids. I’m just glad I don’t have any small children to have to worry about their education. Been there, done that.

  5. Great ideas Mere! I am going to pass this on to a few others 🙂

  6. Great ideas! 🙂

  7. Excellent! Thanks Mer!

  8. These are fabulous ideas! Hailey’s a bit young for me to do these with her, but we do spend time doing things on her level every day.

  9. Great ideas! I’m going to try these!

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