Weekly Writing Quest

June 12

Knowing what you know now, if you could write a letter to yourself that would travel back in time so that you would receive it at the start of the school year, what advice would you give your younger self? Dear Ella, These are some things you need to know in first grade. First of […]

June 5

Our school year is almost finished. As you think back to your school year since you began your grade, back in September, what is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of? What is something at the start of the year that was hard, but that is easy now? How do you do […]

May 30

Monday is Memorial Day. Once known as “Decoration Day,” this holiday commemorates the men and women who have died serving in the U.S. military. Using any form of poetry, with a poem honoring the brave men and women of the United States military. The flag hangs down while the stars sing loud. The people served […]

May 22

Ninety years ago, on May 20, 1927, pilot Charles Lindbergh took off in the airplane call the Spirit of St. Louis and became the first person to fly over the Atlantic Ocean alone. In order to achieve this historic flight, Lindbergh had to be brave. What is the bravest thing you have ever done? What […]

May 15

A baby bunny has appeared in a basket on your doorstep.You soon discover it has one special,  magical ability. Write a story about this bunny. Once upon a time, in a land full of wizards and fairies, a fuzzy little baby bunny was born. Once he was old enough to go to school, he realized […]

May 8

Pretend that “Spring Fever” is a real illness. Make a list of symptoms that people with Spring Fever would have. Then create a treatment plan. If “Spring Fever” was a real illness, then the symptoms would be green fingers, small seizures, and a bit of a high temperature. Symptoms would also include maximum silliness and […]

May 1

Write a letter to someone who has never been to our elementary school before. This person lives in another country, and doesn’t know anything about Nottingham: What do you do here, in this building? What do you learn? What do you like / dislike? What do your teachers do? Why do you come to school? […]

April 24

I wish I could see ______ because ________ . “I wish I could see Legoland because it would be very fun. Also they have cool things like the hotels and roller coasters and games. I could ride on the roller coasters and play the games. And everything is made out of legos! It is very […]

March 27

Arlington County is currently running a Public Service Announcement Contest, asking students how we can make our air cleaner.  A public service announcement is a message to raise awareness and change behavior towards an issue.  The contest is posted on the Exemplary Project bulletin board if you’d like to enter.  So, for this week’s Writing […]

March 13

St. Patrick’s Day is on Friday. You can only eat green food on that day. Describe what a breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner would look like.  Remember, green drinks too! On St. Patrick’s Day for lunch I would maybe have a salad, with cucumber and celery.  Maybe I will have green apples for a side.  […]