By the time this arrives in your inbox, I’ll be traveling through France and Israel with my hubby in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary! If I get a moment to spare, I’ll be posting pictures on Instagram and Facebook.
When traveling, there is always a pull between enjoying the moments, and taking time out to photograph the moments. And, now, there is the added distraction of posting the moments to social media! Hopefully, I’ll be striking just the right balance. I love looking at my old travel photos, so it’s important to me to take some. In fact, I’m pretty good about creating printed photo books for all our big trips. There are several sites that do this well, the one that I use is My Publisher.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Halloween Writing Prompts
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Raise your hand if you love writing prompts! Halloween is a perennial favorite, and can be a great source of writing inspiration. These hand-picked sites offer dozens of ghoulishly-fun writing prompts.
Activity Village: Halloween Stationery
Although this Activity Village page does not have any writing prompts, it does have a dozen printable Halloween stationery templates that will add a bit of seasonal fun to your Halloween stories. Most of the templates come in three flavors: blank (no lines), lined, and handwriting lines (with a dashed line between each solid line.) Designs include jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses, spiders, vampires and witches.
JournalBuddies.com: Halloween Writing for Kids
“It was a dark and stormy night when…” “Running down the street with candy flying, I saw…” “The silliest Halloween ever started when…” These twenty-seven story prompts can be used for individual or group assignments, and are for early elementary ages. Below the prompts are links to Halloween stencils that can be used to illustrate the stories.
Scholastic Teachers: Scary Starters
For teachers of grades 1 to 5 (or parents of the same age group) Scholastic suggests giving story prompts to students in small groups, compiling the stories into a class book, or alternatively using the scary starters to create oral tales for sharing with the class. In addition to the eleven Halloween story starters, there are more writing resources listed near the bottom of the page, along with a book list of recommended spooky books, such as “10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster” by Laura Numeroff.
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“Two rights don’t equal a left.” ~~ Roald Dahl, The BFG ~~ (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) British novelist. Are you a fan of Roald Dahl? Click here for a page filled with quotes and useful links.
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