Thursday, November 1, 2012

National Novel Writing Month

We are off and started.  All three children began their novels today.  This is the third year of joining people all over the world who take the month of November to write a novel.  In October, the children completed their Amazing free Workbooks (they claim it as non-lame workbooks).  It really sets the stage for the novel by having the students answer questions to really "know" their characters.  The crucial element that the students complete is the story roller-coaster.  It sets the stage of where the novel is going and adds some rising action to the story.

Crazy, this year, I am writing one as well.

After the first day of writing...

"Easy, fun! I feel like I know my characters better this year, " says Hannah.

"Great, amazing, fun.  I think I will work on it in my spare time.  I think my subject is funner." Max explains.

Bronwyn is writing for the first time.  The two years, she has been dictating to me.  "I thought it was a real good time to eat candy and write."

This is also the first year the kids went trick-or-treating around the streets of Palmer.  We had 68 kids come by this year.  James took to the pumpkin carving.

Bronwyn: Arctic explorer with snow suit, head lamp, telescope, and a huge snowshoe strapped to her back.
Max: Clone
Hannah: Cow girl, but was more like Hermine from Harry potter as her hair went flying!
Ella: Zulu woman
James: Clone

Willow: a cow