Friday, April 4, 2014

Writing Group: What Spring Means to Us

Our Friday writing group continues to be an evolving group of girls who share a common interest of writing.  We have had one friend leave us for life on a farm in New York State, one friend join us via Facetime all the way from Alabama, and another friend, who was part of the original group, come back and share her writing time with us.  

Recently, Grace looked back through her journal which is close to being complete.  She has one year’s worth of journaling exercises, many with artistic representations accompanying them.  She has several complete stories and essays.  Likewise with Lilah.  

This week we used a new resource, Art For Kids, to help us draw a baby chick.  The drawing became a springboard for some of the girls to write about what spring means to them.  One girl wrote a poem, another chose to work on a story she has in progress, Lilah made a list, and Grace wrote about a spring day she shared with a friend.  I love using every opportunity possible to incorporate art and writing.   I love the gathering of creative energy that takes place.

Spring means that hopefully soon we will take this gathering outside, onto a blanket, into a park, or to the beach.   

Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world,
in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning
and the wellspring of creativity.
- Jean Houston

1 comment:

Karen said...

This is great! I love that the girls have these wonderful notebooks full of great things! I hope Keilee will have something like that soon.

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