Thursday, November 14, 2013

Free Thanksgiving Stationery (Primary Lines)
Do you find that your kids are more enthusiastic about their writing projects when they have some special paper to write with? I find that it works if you use it sparingly - and only give it out for the final copy, after drafts have been approved. Of course, it doesn't hurt to show them the paper they will get for their final copies!

What are you writing about this Thanksgiving? There's always the old standby, what kids are grateful for (and it's an important exercise!). They might get a kick out of writing about what they're NOT grateful for! (That should get a few giggles, especially if you start - dramatically, of course! - with what YOU are not grateful for? Can't you just hear them running home and telling Mom: Mrs. Barron said today that she's not grateful for mice! She really doesn't like them! She even told us she went and stared at them at a pet store to try to like them more, but she just shuddered and ended up being more scared of them! - Yup, I'll hear about that one at a parent-teacher conference :)

You can write a class letter to your community leaders, stating what you are grateful for. Even better, have kids write a letter to a family member, saying what they might have taken for granted, but should indeed be grateful for; now there's a thoughtful exercise!

How about writing about the wackiest Thanksgiving dinner they can imagine? Or the very worst Thanksgiving dinner ever, that perhaps was all burnt to a crisp, or all came from frozen boxes? It doesn't have to be real; they can use their imaginations, I'm sure!

Whatever your Thanksgiving writing projects, I hope you will find these three printable stationery pages helpful, and may you all have a wonderful, warm Thanksgiving!

Download your free printable Thanksgiving stationery here:

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