Something to Write Home About

After slaving away on homework for the last ten months, I have a difficult time settling the boys down in the summertime to practice writing. Although I know that keeping those writing muscles in the hands working makes the transition so much easier come August.
The boys aren’t the type to keep journals, so the writing is always a struggle.  So, I came up with this idea.  I pasted each one of the boy’s favorite photo into a Microsoft Publisher document to create a postcard. Four postcards fit an 8.5 x 11 page. I added lines to help them keep their words straight, an address section and a place for a stamp. Multiples were printed. With the help of the school directory, they’ll be able to write snippets about their summer and send them to their friends and teachers.


If you want to try this, check with SnapFish — I think they turn photos to postcards without the hassle.

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One comment on “Something to Write Home About
  1. Oh very cool. I wonder if it will work? The BA never much liked writing either and her handwriting is still a weakness *sigh*. I also used photos to make up ‘language experience’ books for her to read when she was an emerging reader. Sam idea as yours but I typed a simple sentence with keywords underneath. eg I like waterskiing. I like fishing. I like getting wet. (key words of course are ‘I’ and ‘like’) Then she got cut up sentences to rearrange and match to the text.
    Would love to see some of the finished postcards. I bet their friends will love receiving them!

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