Monday, June 30, 2014

Setting Standards

School wrapped up this past week and two projects were finished just in time to celebrate another wonderful year and the incredible teachers that made it happen. Even though it is slightly kitschy, I kind of loved this print used to keep the 'apple tote' tradition going. We gifted Phia and Ori's fabulous teachers with one made especially for them- my kids each adored their teachers and I hope they always know how dear to us they will be.

Our summer studies includes a journal that I am having the kids add to everyday. While there will be some standard reflective entries it is also serving as a place for them to practice some persuasive writing by making their own reviews of books, restaurants, outings, and the like. So far Phia has written about what it takes to be a good friend and Ori wrote up plans on visiting my sister in Brooklyn to get a donut.


kristin said...

cute totes and that summer journal is a great idea! i got tiny journals at target for a road trip last weekend, but both kids filled them up in about 15 minutes. maybe still a bit too young. ;)

Kat said...

Go Ori! Jelly filled or cream?

Just Ma said...

What great ideas---the tote is so clever and the journal such a fun idea.
Love, Ma