Fossils: 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.
There’s nothing like a fossil. Print this page and use it to write a story about some fossils that you have seen or read about. What kind of animal do you wish was still living?
Essay prompt: Fossils are created when something has died and hardened into rock. They are remnants of what has come before. What is a behavior or attitude that you no longer have, a fossil that is a remnant of you from a previous time in your life?
Poetry prompt: Bring back a fossil! Try writing a classic poetic form: a sonnet (http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5791), a rondel (http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/rondel-poetry-form), a ghazal (http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5781) or a rispetto (http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetic-forms/poetic-forms-rispetto)
Lifestory prompt 1: (Monday) There’s nothing like a fossil. Tell about a fossil that you saw at a museum or somewhere else.
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.