I have always been an instigator...of mostly good. Here's a new one for creative writing and for those of us who rely on phone calls and email a little too much, at times:
Write a postcard to someone you appreciate from their favorite fictional character in a movie/book. Sign it, "Love, Miss Havisham," or whatever's appropriate. Mail it or have someone else mail it if they go on a trip soon. Tell or don't tell the recipient who it's from.
Teachers, this is an enjoyable exercise after studying a classic or following a chapter in history. Let students decorate the postcards and have them read them during group read-arounds, or to the whole class...post them. Enjoy!
There are a few days remaining to vote for the next social justice, love, or story song I'll be posting to the blog...and for the next poem from TWO WOMEN. Titles or posted at right if you scroll down...and then way down. Votes have been plentiful this time and they're all over the place. Have you voted yet?