This week my son is working on his yearly standardized testing. As a homeschooler in the state of MN, we are required to administer a nationally norm-referenced battery of tests to our students each year.
My son enjoys these tests for the most part. A nice break from daily lessons. I like them because I read the directions, set the stopwatch going, and he works away.
I'll be using the testing time to write. The stopwatch will aid us both. Most of the tests are between 30 and 40 minutes long, so I will see how much I can get done writing while he sits across the desk from me and works on a spelling, vocabulary, math, social studies, or science test.
Question: How do you fit writing into your life? How can you use something in your life that you already do to help you in writing?