It has been too long since I have talked about writing… Here’s what shakin’ in my room!
We spread out and we get busy! This is serious work and we take it seriously!
We share with our partners EVERY Day! Don’t skip partner sharing… it is so important!
Our materials are kid friendly. All of the paper options are available to the writers. They have a choice on whether to write a book, a single page, or a how-to piece. The books are made ahead of time, with single pages for those longer pieces. The students know how to remove the staples to add pages. (I still control the stapler and I staple at the end of the writing time).
By the way, this is the best staple remover. It is super kid friendly and it does not rip the pages. I got it at a teacher store, but I think I found the same one on Amazon. Click here to see it.
We have been reading books with beautiful language. We read In November and Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant… LOVE! IT! Miss C wrote in the footsteps of Cynthia Rylant.
Here is Mr. E’s take on making gold. I tried to tell him that he could give me some of the gold he made… We will see if that happens.
This one made me say “Wow”…AND I got a tear in my eye (totally true). With the holiday, I think he work on this for a total of 5 school days.
How is writing going in your classroom? If you are using our units, I would love to hear how it is going.
UPDATE: Here are a few people who would love to share their student writing! So Fun! Will you let them know I sent you?