September is full of fun days to celebrate in the classroom. Whether you need some interesting writing prompts or a quick activity, here are some ideas for September Writing Activities:
Labor Day: the first Monday in September. This day celebrates American workers and how their contributions have made the U.S. a better country… and the unofficial end to summer.
Writing Prompt Ideas:
- Have kids write about what they want to be when they grow up. (See below)
- Tell how you spent your day off.
- For older kids, you can discuss the dangerous working conditions of long ago (around the time of the first Labor Day in 1882) and today.
- Tell about your favorite video game
- Do you think parents should limit the amount of time that children play video games? Explain.
- Explain how to win one of your favorite video games. (Review of sequencing words)
- Do you enjoy playing video games? Why or why not?
- Tell something special about each of your grandparents.
- How do you think life was different when your grandparents were your age.
- What do you enjoy doing with your grandparents?
- What are some things you would like to know about your grandparents when they were younger?
- “Ahoy!” — Hello
- “Aye” — Yes
- “Booty”— Treasure
- “Hearties” — Friends
- “Land lubber” — someone who prefers to stay on land
- “Maties” — Friends
- “Me” — My
- “Savvy?” — Do you understand?
- “Shiver me timbers!” — OMG
- “Ye” — You
And finally, an acrostic poem! For students needing assistance, have them work in groups to brainstorm “fall words.” As a group, they then choose their favorite word or phrase for each letter. Finally, they can read their work to the class and display. More advanced students can work individually.