Big Life Questions and the Joy of Greeting Cards in Amazing Amy’s Writing Club

This week in Amazing Amy’s Writing Club our two groups tackled BIG life questions and in our Junior group we learned the value of a well written note or card.

On Monday, our older writers discussed some of life’s big questions ranging from why is pizza always so yummy and comforting to really, really big questions like how was our universe created? To see how books have sometimes approached big questions about life such as the nature of parental love and selflessness and the passing of time we read Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree and House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser.

the giving tree

 

house held up by trees

One of our writers mapped out a story to give one possible answer for the creation of the universe, but as this was such a big topic, his story is still a work in progress. Stay tuned as the work of these writers continues to develop.

On Thursday, the members of the Junior club learned how sending friends, neighbors, family, etc.  a note or a letter can make them feel very special.  To help illustrate this point we read Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. This funny story depicts how a note from a teacher after a bad day can remind us that tomorrow will be better.

lillypurse

Our young writers discussed writing notes and letters of apology, thank-you notes, holiday cards, birthday cards, and just notes that say you’re thinking of someone can all brighten the recipient’s day. And with Easter just around the corner, many of our writers decided to write Easter cards. You can check out a couple examples of their work by clicking here.

For next week’s meetings we will be writing sports stories in Monday’s group (yay for Opening Day!!) and in Thursday’s groups we will be talking about a story’s structure before drawing (yes drawing!) our own stories.

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