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“Thank you. Thank you for all that you have done for us this year. The children love, love writing and can’t wait to see what the next writing is every week. I hope some of them will continue to write in the summer and we will definitely write next year although I may be in a different grade next year. Again, thank you, thank you!”

- Patty Rosnick,
Fredericksburg Academy

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Summer Scrapbook!

Your Town Scrapbook

Students can do this at home or in school. Make up an imaginary town or make a scrapbook of your own town, but first things first. Decide on a layout (page size and shape) for the book. Also think about the backgrounds and colors. Once these things have been decided, let's start with:

Events Calendar

Make a calendar of summer months and the events going on in your town. First draw your calendar and then look for newspaper listings to provide information on days and times. Look out for ads to glue onto your calendar of special events and shows you'd like to attend. Make a timeline of events you would like to go to.

Map of My Town

You can draw your own, print one from the Internet or copy one from a map book. Use the newspaper to remind yourself of places or locations you would like to feature on your map like your school, favorite playground, ice cream store, and movie theater. Highlight your favorite places.

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Weekly Writing Corner Prompts

Kid Scoop makes the reading-writing connection. Each week, Kid Scoop provides a writing prompt on the page called Write ON! Find out about upcoming topics and guidelines for submissions to your local newspaper.

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Weekly Writing Corner Certificate

Students thrive on encouragement. And what better way to encourage a budding writer than with a Certificate of Appreciation. If your student has a letter published on the Kid Scoop page, simply download the Kid Scoop Congratulations certificate, add the students name and present them with their award. Download the PDF.

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