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Winter and spring writing prompts

Winter and spring writing prompts

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Middle school students can work on their narrative writing skills as well as imagery when they try these winter themed writing prompts. Before students start writing, teachers may need to review the components of narrative stories and the literary element of imagery. Writing a Narrative Narrative stories can be fun to write. These stories should not be long, no more than one-to-three pages. A narrative tells a story. It should have a beginning, middle and end. There should be some type of conflict that the main character or another character overcomes. The ending should have a resolution where all of the loose ends are tied up and there is closure for the characters. Teaching Imagery One literary element that adds to any story is imagery. Imagery is when the author uses details ...
Ornamental Shrubs with Edible Flower Blooms

Ornamental Shrubs with Edible Flower Blooms

Featured, Home & Garden
These three shrubs are often associated with pioneer gardens and cottage gardens - largely in part because of the edible blooms that added something of value to the kitchen. Roses for Tea, Salads and Gourmet Dishes Fragrant roses have always been enjoyed in cottage gardens and while many gardeners may have heard of "rose-hip jelly", they may not be aware that rose petals are also edible. Most cooks agree that the darker red and pink roses taste best and have a stronger flavor in cooking. Whenever cooking with rose petals, gardeners should be sure to cut the white ends of the petals off because that part is bitter. The most common way to use rose petals in the kitchen is to brew them in a tea. A cup of fresh rose petals can be boiled in a small pot of water to create a tea flav...
5 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home

5 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home

Home & Garden
Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home, allowing you to enjoy the summer in beautiful new surroundings. In this article, we’ll take a look at five simple ways to update your décor. Re-paint the walls in neutral colours It’s amazing how a lick of paint can completely transform a room! If you have bold colours present on the walls of your living spaces, they may look dated or otherwise dominate the room. Consider redecorating to bring everything back into balance. Neutral colours are always a safe bet, but they’re having a moment right now. Opt for off-white, taupe, and grey hues for a natural ambience. Light, neutral colours also help to brighten a room and provide the illusion of light in small spaces. Update soft furnishings One of the least expensive ways ...
Spring is a Time for Fresh Starts and Renewal of Life

Spring is a Time for Fresh Starts and Renewal of Life

Health
The changing of the seasons, particularly spring, signifies a new beginning, fresh start or a renewal of life. Plants begin to bud, snow gives way to flowing streams, baby greens begin to bloom, hibernating wildlife awakens to the beginning of a fresh new year. It’s the perfect time to begin a self-revitalization program. With spring comes a fresh perspective, renewed energy, all of which can be channeled into a fitness program aimed at lifestyle alterations. For most beginning or altering lifestyle habits requires a starting point, something of significance to latch on to. Spring is that starting point with all its reference to newness, freshness and beginnings. Your fitness regimen should include a clear plan for implementation, progressions and maintenance. Whether it’s the he...
5 Excellent Reasons to Choose Your Summer Footwear Now

5 Excellent Reasons to Choose Your Summer Footwear Now

Lifestyle
Spring has arrived and that means thinking about being outside more often. Even as you enjoy the season, it’s time to think about the future. Specifically, what will you be wearing on your feet this summer? Here are a few of the reasons why finding and buying the right type of summer footwear now is a smart move. The New Styles are Already Out Did you know that the latest styles for summer are already on the market? Manufacturers and retailers alike know that keeping one step ahead of the seasons is good for them and for consumers. Instead of feeling rushed as spring fades and summer is on the horizon, you can go ahead and start checking out different styles and colors now. Think of how pleasant it would be to find a comfortable chair and use your favorite device to take a look a...
Essential Trends For Spring Summer 2018

Essential Trends For Spring Summer 2018

Lifestyle
Longing for sunny skies and the fashion that goes along with them? Here is a guide to the hottest trends for Spring Summer 2018. The looks for this season will appeal to a wide range of styles, ranging from from minimalist, unadorned styles to bold brash prints that are anything but subtle! Graphic Prints Whether it's a fresh floral pattern or a whimiscal zig-zag design, big, bold graphic prints are one of the top trends for Spring Summer 2018. Combined with the fiery reds, pinks and oranges that are splashing across the runways, the look is refreshing, eye-catching and a sure bet to wake up a tired wardrobe from the winter doldrums. Ruffles and Pleats Details make a difference and some of the hottest must-have trends for spring/summer 2018 are feminine and flirty dresses w...