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Meg Van Meter
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We've been listening to Jim Weiss at bedtime. Helps the kids settle down for bedl
Thanks for giving us somewhere to "go" each evening!!
All replays here: https://bravewriter.com/about/homebound/homebound-conference
yes, I am so excited to get all of this information, amazing. And also…I am locked in my room away from my family. So that’s a bonus.
love all the sessions
yay! a plan
yes, me too!
Welcome new and temporary homeschoolers! we are glad you’re here with us!
Julie's podcasts are so good!
Julie on IG: https://www.instagram.com/juliebravewriter/
your podcasts are amazing!
Podcasts are filled with wisdom and support!
yes love your podcasts and gracious space videos
thank you, Marci =)
how old were your kids when you were jotting this down?
I am trying to jot it down too
I am so looking forward to this session!
asking cuz my son has dysgraphia
I have started two separate books for two boys of mine
yes, I saw that inspiring story in the writers jungle!!
same with my kids and me sounding out words in Japanese!
Thank you for speaking to the non-linear among us!!! Like balm to the soul!!!!
any suggestions for a 9 year old who has so much writing anxiety that the sight of pen and paper even hurts! he has been homeschooled for two years but remembers writing experiences from school and is traumatized
pens / pencils made of Disney characters?
Scented pencil crayons to make the writing utensils fun? ;)
Window markers? Write on the windows?
And keep telling him “there are no wrong answers”.
Writing in sand!
Sidewalk chalk (weather permitting)
Quill pen and ink?
Maleeh, my kids prefer white board and markers. There is also a fun thing called a buggie board that can also work
quill pen reminded me - an actual feather made into a pen, dip it in ink
I got quill pens from Etsy
They are authentic and really cool.
I am also thinking of other fun things about writing. We did secret messages with lemon juice.
Use jot it down practices with him. Julie will share more tonight.
or secret codes with made up keys
that’s terrific. so cute!!!
we narrate now but haven't tried doing an illustration..love it
That's a good idea for my boys, writing isn't their fave
Oh wow this makes narration so much more fun!!!! Start with the picture and then put words to it!!!
My 11 year old son has always drowned in a ton of detail when narrating. Starting w a pic will streamline i think!
I love this! How old do you think he was when this was completed?
This is a brilliant webinar!
oh..so we read each story for a month and then let the child narrate or write or draw..a page per story ,for the book?
I am trying to do the body tracing project...
multiple versions of the same story for a month
like board books
yes that would work!
Yes! Immerse them in the story, then have them do a retelling.
Meg Van Meter
Thank you for the visuals! This is so helpful.
Agreed! Thank you!
It brings the Jot It Down projects to life!
YEs, thank you!!!!
how long did you write for your kids? like what age did you stop?
We can use jot it down principles with your teens. It’s a wonderful tool to help kids of any age get words on the page. It’s all about meeting your child where they are.
My absolute favorite quote!
this will be my new mantra!
Find the replay tomorrow on the Homebound page: https://bravewriter.com/about/homebound/homebound-conference
“There are no educational emergencies.” - Stephanie Elms
A “gap year” in Junior High - a thought that is amazing and blows my mind!!! I love it!!! :)
Loving this! Movie night with my family now. Can’t wait to watch. the rest on the replay!
I love Liam’s story so very much. He’s such an awesome adult
This is what I’ve needed to hear for a few years now!! Can’t thank you enough!!!!!!!!
I wish everyone could hear this talk. Thank you so much for your wisdom Julie!
My son and I have talked about having an extra year before high school if we needed it. In fact it was his idea to take one if he needs it. This is what I needed to hear that it is ok.
Thank you for sharing all of these great ideas and visuals
Red marks don’t address learning readiness so they fail. interesting. Makes sense!!!
You might also look at Heather Woodie for hearing from a person who specializes in homeschooling high school and figuring out how/when to take gap years or extra years. She blends very well with Brave Writer.
I had an English teacher in public high school who did meeting with each student between draft and final stages and I never understood why since it took SO much class time. Mind blown.
I was allowed to write on my walls growing up too!!! It’s wonderful!!!
mine does this...scribbling around..
yes..our walls and floors full of scribbles..
White board - my 8 year old experiments w drawing and writing on a white board because it doesn’t feel permanent to him.
and I want to take photo to save some of it
Do take photos!!
I just took a ‘history drawing” photo of the pic drawn on the wall chalk board, printed it and added it to his history book!
We put big pieces of butcher paper up for the kids to write on! :-)
And then, erase and do it again! :)
using a round shaped table can also help
for eye contact i man
yes..thank you for that
Thank you for reminding us to see the beauty and wonder of learning in our children that we used to see in them when they were younger. Even as they get older, there are so many beautiful moments like this, but as a parent, sometimes I forget to prioritize capturing those beautiful learning moments. Your energy and excitement is inspiring.
I think we’re doing very well!
My brain hurts, lol. SO much great information!
love poetry teatimes
Poetry Teatime site: https://poetryteatime.com/
We did a Zoom Poetry Tea Time with Grandparents this afternoon
When we homeschooled, before we moved, my kids LOVED poetry teatime. All boys. It was their favorite thing
My all boy household also love poetry tea time.
We love our poetry tea times! The kids love it when they help set the table and even help make the fun treat. They even sit quietly and listen to the poems. They always want to hear more.
mine are boys too..
Maria, that’s brilliant! I’ve been looking for ways to connect with grandparents during this quarantine. Thank you!
yes...they are restless though..but they do love this...
This has been our favorite activity the last couple of years. My husband joined us for our last one and he was so fun to watch. He thought we were going to analyze poetry and when he realized we were snacking and just reading…he had the best time!
the tea and the treats and the books
my husband is working from home now, he will LOVE this!!! And so will my two boys!
How long does each tea time usually last?
My husband joined us for poetry teatime this past week and he loved it too! He even got into character as he read the poetry. We have been doing poetry teatime via zoom too.
You’re welcome, Suzanne. My boys have been really missing their grandparents lately. So we baked a vegan dulce de leche cheesecake yesterday, delivered slices to their doorsteps this morning and then met on Zoom this afternoon.
depends on your kiddos, Amanda.
If the kids don’t seem to understand a poem, we just read it over again, rather than analyzing it. I always say, “Any poem deserves to be read twice.”
For as long as the kids are interested. Five minutes even. That’s okay. Start slow.
the treats and the novelty of the hot tea with sugar (lots of sugar) did it for my boys- and we read silly poetry for kids. they loved it
Maria, that sounds completely amazing!
you can even purchase walkie talkies and use them out in nature, or in the house.
my ten yo, Blake is listening and glowing about this one!
Yes, silly poems and yummy treats and tea were what my son needed to first get into poetry tea time the first time we did it.
What was that link?
what was the freewriting prompt link?
is it ok to just jot down some random phrases or some new words he has discovered.
I wish I had done that when my kids were little:(
and loves..they are only 5 yo
jot as much as you can down. They LOVE it and feel highly esteemed.
do it even when they’re older. I started it with mine when she was 15
I agree - no guilt, no wrong answers!! :)
Freewrite prompts: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/friday-freewrite/
and uses lots of noises and sound when telling some story when playing
Thank you, Dawn!!
Jot it down has helped us hear some public school writing traumas. it really does work with older kids.
My kids love telling stories! I started writing their stories down as they told them, then later they painted or drew a picture to illustrate it. They love going back and reading their stories. They are so proud. My kids are 3 & 6.
such a good idea!
That happens sometimes. It’s okay. Try again later.
My 4yo is so comfortable with this, she hands me pen and paper and says, “write my words for daddy!”
my kids love to type on computer.. just letters and their name...I open words and enlarge the fonts for them or sometime change the color
Tamara Odisho Benjamin
There’s an awesome podcast called story pirates, which takes kids stories and makes it into a sketch comedy. A wonderful motivation for kids and great for a break!
We were watching an episode of "Little House" and my 7 yr old said, "I think these are mostly about Laura." I was so surprised that she caught that.
My 8 year old learned to spell texting his daddy at work and watching how the words were corrected! (of course we do a spelling course as well)
Free: Brave Writer goes to the Movies!
My 3 year old son loves making up new games during our family play time after dinner. He always has a name for each new game too, and loves telling us the rules.
yes..I let them type on whatsapp with the emojis n letters to my hubby or my brother or parents
they love to receive a reply in kind..esp in the emojis
Peter Reynold’s has a great story book about just this!
We make word lists — collections of words around a theme or a spelling rule and see how many we can find in a week.
thank you so much
PLEASE keep going!
yes thank you!
Ashley we do a version of this as well and I am always amazed at how many words they find. Will try it with the theme idea. Thanks.
Friday Free Write is my 11 yo favorite.
Ha - I did this at school in grade 4, 5 minutes each morning, and my 11 year old son quite likes it. Uses it to vent or express dreams…
At least through next week, likely longer, but we’ll add a date to the conference page once we nail that down.
yes, my 8 year old likes a topic, 11 year old doesn’t.
Replays will be posted on the Homebound Conf page: https://bravewriter.com/about/homebound/homebound-conference
Hmmmm, could use their arm and take a picture after!
tried free writing with my 9 year old and he doesn’t write at all (he has been in OT and has dysgraphia). he will start drawing instead sometimes but usually doesn’t write at all. the sight of writing and a timer is just too anxiety inducing. any advice?
Keep it short. If they are not writing much yet, jot it down for them or use partnership writing principles.
Maleeha wonder if you could let him audio record it instead or if he wants you to write for him then do it that way. I would also say to do a really short time. Maybe even 1-3 minutes.
what about tell him he can only write a maximum of 3 words?
yes he would definitely record or dictate. but not write himself! wondering if he will ever do it himself if I let him dictate or record All the time
I like this hahaaa maximum of three words
Don’t use a timer. (I don’t with my autistic daughter.) Use Jot It Down principles with him. Maybe ask him to tell you about the picture he drew and jot down his story.
I love the respect. Privacy is dignity.
If we aren't correcting grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. then when and how do we teach that in their writing?
What about spelling letters in mini M&M’s and then eating them - take a pic to see what he wrote?
thanks so much dawn!! this helps a lot! my son has several special needs too so I can relate to it!
Amanda - on other people’s writing that they have no attachment to.
but will he ever start writing on his own if I’m still using jot it down? at age 9
She's addressing that now, lol.
Work on his handwriting/writing mechanics with copywork. That will help him build his writing skills and eventually apply what he learns to original writing.
Does she address this topic again in The Writer's Jungle?
thanks SO much Dawn!! really appreciate it!! he usually only does a single line of copywork at a time and I haven’t been too consistent to be honest. this really helps!
If they are curious, tell them, but don’t focus on the spelling. Work on spelling though copywork.
Maleeha, I can't know what will happen for you and your children. I can however tell you that I have a 17 yo and he didn't like writing and didn't do much of it until jr high. He would rather type and he is doing great in JR. college classes now. Things do change
oh! I like that reminiscing but.
Thank you thank you thank you Julie! I really needed this session!! So grateful for this!
It takes time. Trust the process. I’ve been through it with my writing resistant 16 year old.
thanks so much Tara, that really helps!! so glad to hear your son is doing great!
thanks so much Dawn!
That is so good…creating that memory so that the child will want to that again!
Maleeha, thank you. I am glad it has all worked out too. My children were very much on a different time table when it came to reading and writing. They are much more competent in Math, Science, hands on things. Perhaps this is true for you?
Maleeha I believe in the bottom of my heart that once kids feel safe and develop some self-esteem around whatever the skill is they naturally become more advanced. he will get there. and probably faster than you think if he has the freedom to do it these unconventional ways. I never thought my oldest son would ever write so for the first year he left public school he almost only did 1000+ dot to dot books rather than any real handwriting because he just hated anything that had to do with writing. His writing is beautiful now, but it was the dot-to-dot that helped him gain the hand control in a way that felt fun and safe for him. Now almost 4 years later he does long copywork passages in cursive and is able to complete writing projects - Thanks to BW. It will happen.
I do “clear the table” with a recipe for cupcakes and all of the ingredients and baking supplies necessary to make them
Once a week, or once a month. Whatever works for your family.
Great idea, Maria!
thanks so much Gina, that gives me SO much hope!!!!
Gina so accurate, I am remembering one of my children made their own mazes
yesss Tara, we are very mathy and science-y here!!
yess my son loves to make maxes
and do mazes hahaa
they also would make tables for minecraft. Another fun things for my kids when they were young was to make their own secret codes
yes that son I mentioned is my math kid! you are not alone and also don’t minimize what a mother’s love does.
we did the blitz recently. it was great.
The 7-day Writing Blitz: http://go.bravewriter.com/writing-blitz
it got my very hesitant writer writing!
one thing that helped me with unconvential writers/readers I had to look at so many creative ways that they were "writing"
thanks sooo much got your encouragement Gina and Tara!!!
Brave Writer Online Classes: https://bravewriter.com/online-classes
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Did she say what age to start something like this?
The classes are INCREDIBLE! I have learned so much for each coach that helps me for all of my children not just the kid who is currently taking the class.
I would love to have my daughter do some of the classes, but they are SO expensive!
For young kids, we recommend the family classes: https://bravewriter.com/online-classes#family-classes
Maleeha, totally so glad it feels helpful. I am not sure if she is around still but I loved the ideas of Cindy Gaddis. You can take what works from her work and leave the rest. I did love her idea on time table of "right brained learners"
I just did the writers jungle online finishing up at the beginning of this month and it was really helpful!
The Brave learner is awesome.!!
extremely valuable, thank you
julie you are amazing! thank you so much
Thanks so much!
Loved Brave Learner. I need to read it again. So inspiring!
Thank you so much for this!
you have made me need to be a better mother. thank you julie
I wrote so much my hand hurts! lol! a compliment to you Julie!
Amanda if you can ever swing 1 class just know the coaches and julie have lots of ideas for how to keep using the class for other children or to keep reusing the material over again.
what age should we do the online classes
You are the best friend and mentor a quarantined homeschool mom could ever have!!
Thank you so much for you time and expertise!
The Brave Learner: https://thebravelearner.com/
Very helpful! Thank you Julie! Blake says, “Bye bye!”
amanda, I concur with Gina about the value in the classes
Bye-bye to Blake and hello to you, Marci. :)
Maleeha you could find a class that would interest you and your son and then you are just the scribe for him. it is an awesome way to learn how to coach.
thank you, fabulous
Thank you again!
Thank you, Julie!!!
Thank you so much, Julie!
Thank you - so inspirational
Hi Beautiful friend!
Thank you so much!!
Thank you so much!!
Thank you so much for an amazing class.
So nice to have something to look forwar to!