List of Draw-Write-Now Lessons

 A List of the Drawings

I just love your Draw Write Now books! I have the eight-book boxed set and have been enjoying them every week with my four and five year-olds. I am trying to incorporate the lessons with my social studies/history plans; it is working wonderfully! My question: is there a full list of the drawings in all eight books?  I am finding myself, for example, hoping there is an owl and needing to search the Table of Contents of all eight books to find what I need.

Donna

Yes, Donna!
Here's the list:
pdf download (49kb)

Another option is to use the search box. For example, insert “owl” in the search box and the result shown is “Draw Write Now, Book 2.”

Note: The search box is found on the footer of each page of this website.

List: The lessons in each of the eight Draw Write Now books (49 KB)

List: The lessons in each of the eight Draw Write Now books (49 KB)

Turtle Watermelon

It's the Turtle lesson from Draw Write Now, Book 6. Get the recipe from the National Watermelon Promotion Board website, watermelon.org

It's the Turtle lesson from Draw Write Now, Book 6. Get the recipe from the National Watermelon Promotion Board website, watermelon.org

Party Theme: TURTLE!

Set the table with this turtle watermelon!
Watermelon Carving recipe: National Watermelon Promotion Board website

Turtle by Hannah, age 5

Turtle by Hannah, age 5

Then, pull out the paper and crayons and draw the turtle.
Turtle Drawing Lesson: Draw Write Now, Book 6, page 34.

Source: http://watermelon.org/Carvings/CarvingsDet...

PlayPack: Fine Motor Focus

 
Fine Motor Development, see CurriculumChoice.

Fine Motor Development, see CurriculumChoice.

 

Reviewed by Curriculum Choice

Betsy’s review at curriculumchoice.com of PlayPack: Fine Motor Focus.

PlayPack: Fine Motor Focus

PlayPack: Fine Motor Focus

Regular activities such as cutting, drawing, finger paining, lego building, playing jacks, and play dough are all great activities to develop the finger muscles. But what do you do when your child balks when presented with small muscle play? Here are three more ideas to try, from PlayPack: Fine Motor Focus:

  1. Pizza Party
  2. Fun with Shapes
  3. Hand Art

Find PlayPacks in our store.
See Betsy’s full review and helpful tips at CurriculumChoice.

Source: http://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/2013/07...

Think Like an Editor

The role of editor is explained in this new CommonCraft video. Many websites operate without an editor, so it’s important for each of us to…Think Like an Editor

As an author, I appreciate the guidance of a good editor. Children ask me how I feel when my editor asks me to change something or questions my work. I let them know: 

  • The editor’s comments might nudge me in a new creative direction.
  • Sometimes the editor notices something I haven’t. Even when I have put a lot of effort into my work, I sometimes overlook a simple error.
  • Getting the editor’s opinion gives me an understanding of other people’s standards and actually strengthens my own standards.

I encourage children to think of their teachers as editors. A good, objective editor (or teacher) helps us improve.

Source: http://www.commoncraft.com

Win a $50 e-Gift Card

Rose, 7 years-old, Grace-Filled Homeschooling

Rose, 7 years-old, Grace-Filled Homeschooling

Review by Grace-Filled Homeschooling (and a giveaway!)

Grace-Filled Homeschooling
Grace-Filled Homeschooling

Melissa and her girls, Rose and Beth, were recently introduced to the Draw Write Now lessons. Hear how they enjoyed drawing together, tried out pencil grips, and neatly worked on their writing.

I loved Melissa’s comment that 5 year-old Beth “…was incredibly focused on neatness and proportion of her letters for the first time.” I hear that from parents a lot.

Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win the $50 e-Gift Card!

Source: http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspot.c...

Spanish—The Tripod Grip

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Hold the Pencil in the Tripod Grip

Kathy Pedroza teaches Spanish at a dual-language program and translated our “Tripod Grip” illustration. “This has been so helpful, especially in my Spanish dual-immersion class.”

She shows it to her students’ parents, includes it with a letter chart in her kindergarten homework envelope, and refers to it during her 1st-quarter progress report.

For more information on developing the tripod grasp, see Hold the Pencil and the Hold the Pencil Pamphlet.

Hold the Pencil in the Tripod Grip: DrawYourWorld
Hold the Pencil in the Tripod Grip: DrawYourWorld