January 23, 2012 Name: _________________ # ____ National Hobby Month January is National Hobby Month. Hobbies are activities or interests that someone doesoutside of their job. People usually choose hobbies that they enjoy or help them relax. Thisweek you will write about a hobby that you enjoy doing or one that you would like to begindoing. • What materials or equipment do you need to do your hobby? • Do you have to go somewhere special for your hobby, or can it be done anywhere? • Why do you enjoy the hobby? • Is it best to do the hobby with a friend or by yourself? Try hard to have your sentences begin with capital letters and end with the correct punctuation marks. Have a parent edit your work after you answer the questions, then type on the computer, or rewrite the paragraph in your neatest handwriting.REMEMBER: 1. Sentences should start with a capital and end with a period, question mark, or exclamation point. 2. A sentence should be a complete thought or idea. Your paragraph should have at least 5 sentences. 3. Strong sentences have vivid details. 4. Your paragraph should stay on topic and have a topic sentence, detail sentences, and a concluding sentence. Don’t forget to indent! 5. All words should be spelled correctly. Have an adult proofread your paragraph before turning it in.Here’s an example of my paragraph: My favorite hobby is scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is when a person uses pictures, paper, and othertypes of craft supplies to tell about a special time or event. I use a paper cutting machine called a Cricut,lots of different colors and kinds of paper, my favorite pictures, adhesive, and other types of craftmaterials to put together pages that tell about my favorite people and times of the year. I usually like toscrapbook in my dining room so that I can spread all of my materials out and still spend time with my family,but you can scrapbook almost anywhere you have a flat surface and enough light to see what you’redoing. I love scrapbooking because I enjoy creating one-of-a-kind mementos and ways to help meremember special times. It’s also great to scrapbook with a friend when you can.
Make a list of four different hobbies that you enjoy doing or take part in./////////// ////////////////////// ///////////Choose one of the hobbies from above and describe what it is.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////What materials or equipment do you need to take part in the hobby?////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Where do you usually do the hobby? Is it done in a special place, or can it be doneanywhere? Where is your favorite place to do the hobby?////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Why do you enjoy the hobby?////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Is it best to do the hobby by yourself or with a friend?////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////