Since we just celebrated the Memorial Day Weekend, I thought it would be a good opportunity to remember someone who was or is special to us. A great way to do this is by using our senses to paint a lovely memory.
The thing I remember most about my Grandma Jones is that she always smelled like roses. I could never decide if it was because of the beautiful rose garden that took up a major portion of her backyard or if it was a fragrance that she actually put on every morning. In any case, my grandma smelled like a rose. I loved to curl up beside her in the big comfy chair in the living room and sip on green tea. Yep, my grandma had me drinking green tea long before it was fashionable!
Now it's your turn to write.
Writers: You can write about someone living or long gone. It's up to you. Just finish this sentence:
The thing I remember most about_______ is or was ______________________
Teachers and Parents: This is a great opportunity to talk about lots of different people, places, or things with your kids. Encourage them to remember by using any of their senses. Ask questions like: What did Fluffy's fur remind you of? or What does Aunt Em's house smell like?
You join in because without your input, any writing exercise becomes less important. Your joy and excitement make kids want to talk....and write!