favorite things

Pen Pal Project

With the pen pal project matching up Writers in the Grove to Gaston Grade School letters are flying back and forth.

This weeks excerpts are from the 3rd Grade.

My dogs can swim in my pool. They doggy paddle. It is cute.

I saw a bear in a river when I was at camp with it’s little baby.

It’s been icy here. It looks like glass. It hurts when it hits me.

D. 3rd Grade

 

Can you tell me more about your favorite things? I like to plant flowers.

In school we are learning about 2 Step math problems and weather. I love what you wrote me about your farm. I hope that you will write back.

T. 3rd Grade

 

I like to cook pizza, corn, chicken, fish, steak and cake.

Do you have a pig? I always wanted a pet pig. Maybe they will roll over in the mud.

A. 3rd Grade

 

I have seen a baby cow but not when they’re first born. My Aunt owns a farm. She has a cow, lamas, dogs, chickens, horses, goats, turtles a parrot and pigs! I love riding horses too.

One time I found a baby bunny when I was at Cannon Beach! It was too little because all it’s brothers and sisters pushed him out. So we took him home. We fed him lots of food and played with him. Then we had to take him back when the weekend passed. It was sad and happy because he got to go home with his family. We got to see his dad and mom again.

M. 3rd Grade

 

I’m going to tell you a joke.

Q. Why is 6 afraid of 7?

(This next line was written upside down on the bottom of the page)

A. Because 7 8 9! (happy face emoji, happy face emoji)

A. 3rd Grade

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NaNoWriMo Tips: My Favorite Things

Do you remember the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music?

Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles
And warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies
And crisp apple strudels
Door bells and sleigh bells
And schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Try this writing experiment:

  1. Number a piece of paper from 1 – 25.
  2. Set the timer for 6 minutes.
  3. Now, make a list of your favorite things – exclude spouse and children.

When done with the list, look at which of the five senses are predominant. Taste of food? Smell of weather?

Be aware of how you remember things, and incorporate those descriptions into your writing, remembering to expand your favorite things to include all the senses, too.

You can find more writing tips, NaNoWriMo prompts, and writing tips for NaNoWriMo on our Writers in the Grove site.