This year, we are focusing on Being a Writer by the Center for the Collaborative Classroom throughout the grade levels.  In the classroom we concentrate on building a writing community where we can share ideas and openly make improvements to our writing.  
*“The Being a Writer program provides a writing-process approach to teaching writing that interweaves academic and social-emotional learning for K–6 students and professional development for teachers into daily instruction.”
Please encourage your children to write and do not always give them the correct spelling when they ask. Try not to correct their spelling when they show you their work. Also, when you ask your child to read you what they wrote or to explain their drawing it helps you see how they are sounding out words. It also avoids calling their cow a dog. 🙂