Writing: Essays, Contests and Publication
Every Monday, during the first semester, students in grade 3, 4, and 5 will submit a 50 to 100 word essay. Essay topics are sent home in advance. Students in grades 4 and 5 need a rough draft with edits and a good copy. Grade 3 students need only to write their essay and show edits. Student essays, if selected, are printed in The Free Lance-Star in the Life Section: News In Education.
Creative Communications: Essay for grade 4 and 5, optional for grade 3, due by October 6, 2009. Topic: Open and Length is no more than 250 words.