Last week was the first session of Emerge's newest handwriting
program.  Handwriting practice can be challenging to make interesting. 
So we decided to offer a program that combined taking pictures with
writing.  The children participating in this program will using the
pictures they take as a basis for developing and writing stories.Journalism

The children were divided into teams of two and chose action toys to create a variety of scenes.  They took pictures of these scenes and this week, they will use these photos to develop a story around.  There was much enthusiasm around setting up the scenes.

Other activities included upper body strengthening.  Games to improve fine motor coordination.  Dice story writing (when it is your turn, your roll of the dice determines how many words you will add to the story).