Today's Snack: Roll two pieces of bologna up into
"logs," and eat with dill pickles and your favorite crackers. Wash down with
colors of inks
of digital pictures taken during the trip
a great way to "sneak" writing practice into your child's out-of-school time.
your child a spiral notebook to make a "travelogue" - a combination report and
scrapbook about a vacation that your family takes.
can give a different notebook to each child and let them all make their own, or
get just one notebook and have everybody participate in filling it up with
memories and observations.
each child to record things seen from the car, details about the place you
stayed, family jokes and funny sayings, who got sick, somebody's favorite
experience on vacation . . . whatever memories the child wants to collect and
child can draw pictures and practice writing words, sentences and stories while
you're on vacation. Younger children may enjoy dictating words, sentences and
stories to you.
you get back, you can tape photos from your trip in place, and your child can
dictate descriptive captions. That's a good opportunity to practice
observational skills and also memory stretching.
from now, this notebook will be a cherished keepsake. And you'll want a
different one for every family trip!