Let's Start the New Year Off Write! campaign kicks off
for students in grades PK-5
This week, we kicked off our writing campaign, Let’s start the new year off Write! Students in grades PK-5 will be encouraged to work on their writing skills through February.
The Department of Academics started this campaign because, based on the parameters of remote/hybrid learning, our students are using whiteboards/markers and Chromebooks very often during instruction.
As a result, practice time with writing using a pen/pencil on paper has been limited. In addition to reinforcing the muscle memory connected to writing and the development of fine motor skills, the process of taking pen/pencil to paper has numerous benefits. This includes boosting one’s brain development, remembering better, limiting online distractions and sparking creativity.
This week, students will be receiving a choice board of different writing options from their school. All students will also be receiving a writing journal and a mechanical pencil to do their writing.
During this campaign, we encourage students to select as many different writing activities as they can during the next four weeks. When students have completed an activity, they can shade in the box on their choice board.
During the week of February 16th, students can return their boards to their teachers, and they will be entered into a raffle. If students would like, they can also attach their favorite piece of writing from the month.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s school.