For this writing prompt, you and your child can research the buffalo together. Then your child will write facts about a buffalo in his journal.

Pioneer Days – Lesson 26

I can write about the buffalo.

Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2)

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Research facts about the buffalo with books or online. Ask your child to write facts about the buffalo. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that he hears in words. Write the real words under his sentence. Then he will illustrate his story.

Conclusion: Have your child read his story to you again. Talk about his great illustrations and how you liked learning about the buffalo.