NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a month long endeavor in which all ages take on the challenge (teachers included) to write a novel in a month. With word count goals that vary by age, all students can feel both challenged and inspired. In the past, students have expressed a great feeling of accomplishment around their achievements during this time. Not only do they get to practice writing, but the knowledge they can tackle a "BHAG" (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is great for future scholastic confidence. Go ahead and ask your child about their story!