Q is for Question Marks, Quilts, and Quests
Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 19, 2016
A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart “Q is for Question Marks, Quilts, and Quests” by Linda Martin Andersen
This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z. I’m excited about trying something new. I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.
Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge. There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
Q is for Question Marks–and with that comes lots of questions
Some Q & A activities, just for fun…
- Walk around your house with a question in mind. Can you answer the question before your walk is complete? For example: What items in my house or yard begin with the letter “Q?” I thought of quarter, quilt, and flowering quince.
- In what class or classes at school would you expect to see a lot of question marks? Give an example.
- What written language uses inverted question marks? How did you find the answer to this question?
- What animal(s) is sometimes described as having a curly Q tail?
- What is a good study skill habit that centers around questions when reading nonfiction?
- What “W” questions and one “H” question are good to ask when writing a story?
- Do you ever question your ability to do something? What helps you build your confidence in situations like this?
Q is for Quilts
Years ago, I bought a quilt rack to display some of my oldest quilts. Another special one was a gift from my mother-in-law. Nice gift. I also have commercially made quilts. (See the photos below). On our first Christmas as a married couple, my husband gave me a handmade quilt. I was so excited. I received a baby quilt for one son when he was born. The other son received a crocheted blanket. I have featured a quilted apron at this blog. You would think with this love of quilts and handmade things that I would quilt, but I don’t. I’d rather admire someone else’s handiwork. How about you?
Q is for Quests
I used to work as a school counselor in elementary schools. When I taught classroom guidance, I often used a resource called “Lions Quest Skills for Growing.” Years later, I met a former student who told me he remembered me coming to his class and teaching lessons, and he remembered getting to hug Quinton the Bear–Q Bear, the program’s mascot. He went on to say I was one of his favorite teachers. It didn’t hurt that he got to hug Q Bear too. 😉
What are you on a quest for?
What “Q” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.
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