Paint Chip Poetry
I love using paint chips! I have used them in the past for books marks, reading incentives, and for brainstorming synonyms. I used them last week to write Color Poems. The kids wrote a metaphor and three similes describing a color. They came out awesome! Check out my color poetry post from last year! I read some trade books and we talked about how colors represent emotions and feelings. I read the books and used the chart. The next thing that the kids did was pick a paint chip. They used the…
A Look into Writer's Workshop
Here's a look into our Writer's Workshop... At the beginning of the year we looked at different forms of writing and why writer's write. I showed examples of writing I've completed but also used kid's work. I found this cute poster at The First Grade Parade and had to make one! We've spent time going over expectations and what our workshop will look like. Students learned where to find materials and what to do when they think they're done. They have worked on adding to their pictures, adding…
The Best Part of Me Writing Activity - Lessons With Laughter
Cultivating a postive classroom community is such an important part of teaching, and I've learned that little things go a long way. The Best Part of Me writing activity is a great community builder!
The Classroom Sparrow on Instagram: “I wanted to show my students exactly what a good essay should look like. I posted examples and characteristics of essays that would have…”
Show students exactly what a 70%, 80%, and 90% essay should look like. Give them examples to read, then discuss and post the characteristics.