• Here are some suggestions for at-home writing practice (Ideas courtesy of Mr. Grasso, one of our reading specialists!)
    - Keep a journal -  Children can write about a whole host of things: sports; video games; friends; activities done at school; play dates; family gatherings/holidays; or whatever he or she wants! No limits!  Make it extra appealing by using a special notebook  (Moleskin) or a favorite theme to increase interest. Try this: When your child is journaling, YOU are also journaling! Writing at the same time is a great bonding experience.
    - Write thank you notes, letters, or postcards to relatives (grandparents, cousins) and snail-mailing them.
    - Become pen-pals with a child somewhere in the world
          Here are some sites that can help you get started:


     - Use a writing-driven app!
           Here are some ideas to help you get started:
            Toontastic: https://toontastic.withgoogle.com/
            Story Maker: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-maker/id419541708?mt=8
            Writing Challenge: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/writing-challenge-creative/id648978819?mt=8
            Writing Prompts for Students: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/writing-prompts-for-kids/id533233202?mt=8%5C