Are you ready to GROW fabulous writers this year? Real writers utilize writer's notebooks as a place to collect and develop ideas for writing. After completing the Writer's Notebook homework assignments, your students will have an enormous collection of ideas for future writing. Your students will realize that writing happens all the time, not just at school. They will even start to think like writers as they practice using strategies to develop their ideas! We included several writing samples from our first grade classes to demonstrate that these assignments can be used successfully by any elementary student. This packet includes teacher/parent directions, a parent letter, homework for every week of the school year, and a list of professional resources.