Monday, June 10, 2013

There's Nothing Like Dirt and Mud!

Preschool children: 

Dirt and Mud:  Print this picture for your child to color and discuss with you.  One sentence lets you record your child’s thoughts at this age and has a line for you to share your own thoughts with your child.

School agers: 

Dirt and Mud:  There’s nothing like playing in the mud!  Print this page and use it to write a story about a time that you played in the mud. 


Essay prompt:  Each of the earth’s layers provides clues as to its history.  What do your layers tell us about you?

Poetry prompt:  Use anaphora (beginning successive lines of poetry with the same words) to give the feeling of moving through layers (see Whitman’s “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” for an example).

Lifestory prompt 1:  (Monday) There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty.  Tell about a time you were surprised by a mess.

If you would like (and if it is okay with your parent or guardian), you can sign a submission form and return the form and your writing to the library.  Stories will be posted together on this blog beginning in November and in a book in the spring of 2014. 

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