Hello. I teach kindergarten. When we begin writing, I give them topics to write about. Then, every Friday I let them write about whatever they want. After Christmas break is when I start talking to them about capital letters and end marks. I have been following a thread about how writing is put on the back burner. So, I really want my students to get a good start on writing. So, my question is: Is it wrong to give them a topic to write about? Should I let them write about whatever they want every day? I am afraid that if I do this they will write about the same thing every single day: I love my mom. I like pizza. I like my friend.