Corrections to blog

Sorry about that. The unedited version of the crossword puzzle was uploaded by mistake. Here is the corrected puzzle. Also I will upload the PDF version.

Carla Webb-Magic Writer

Magical Halloween Puzzle-2014 revised #2

Magic Writer’s Newsletter-October 2014

This newsletter is for children and their parents. Each month I will publish my Magic Writer’s newsletter. Included in this newsletter will be an activity, a coloring page, and Book recommendations. Starting in November , I will include book recommendations for the Tweens (ages 9-12). . I will also have a word for the month, and a writing activity. I would love to have the children’s writing and any drawings that go with it sent to me at .I will post these stories on my website and /or on this blog. My purpose in doing this is to encourage children to write and to share their writing. There are many steps to the writing process. Each newsletter will highlight a step in the writing process.
Join me in encouraging our children to explore the magical world of books and to let their imagination soar!October 2014-newsletter for magic writier-Revised #2 (Autosaved)#4

Magical Halloween Puzzle-2014

October 2014-newsletter for magic writier–page 3

Out My Window


Looking out my window I see three very happy grandchildren. Why are they so happy? The answer is simple. They are visiting Nana and Papa. It doesn’t really matter where we live. It could be in Florida or Kansas. What makes them happy is not how much money we spend on them or the amount of  activities that are planned. They are happy because they are on vacation; they can just play, dream, and go fishing! Too soon these children will become adults and take on more responsibilities. We know the drill, the pressures of our jobs, raising a family, and paying the bills . Unfortunately vacation for grownups takes on new meaning.  We must plan the perfect vacation, filling our vacation days with busy schedules of “fun” activities. I am not against having fun things to do on vacation, but I believe that this special time away from the normal everyday routine should be a time to relax, restore our senses, and revisit the child within us.

If I could give my grandchildren anything, I would give them the ability to find joy in the simple things in life, to take a vacation anytime they need a break. Smelling the flowers, the scent of the ocean air, or listening for the call of the birds takes little time and is free for the taking. My list could go on and on. One of my favorite activities during a vacation is to be able to read a book all day and not worry about fixing dinner or cleaning the house. How about you? What are your favorite things to do on vacation? Can you leave the worries at home and truly be a child again?