Today, I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!
They LOVED it and they were able to better retain the information. :)
I always want my students to connect to the story, so this week we completed this reader's response log. They did such an awesome job at being creative and thinking outside the box!
This year, I'm doing writer's workshop very differently than I did last year (you can read about that here if you'd like! I will make a post about how we do it now soon). My class this year needs a lot more structure than my class last year. This isn't a bad thing; we've just had to change up how we do a few things! :)
We finished up our "Ouch" stories this week. They turned out great! My little writers really put a lot of effort into writing, revising, and editing these stories. I had parent helpers publish the stories for them.
Today, we started "How-to" writing.
We began by discussing what "How-to" writing is. The first step was thinking of some things we could do very well. We made this "Things we ROCK at!" chart.
Then, they went back to their seat and made their own list.
We stopped there for this week. Next week, we will start drawing and writing each step.
I didn't get a picture of the back side, but they then had to add two bugs together before they told how many legs there were.
This little one above had written 5 bugs = 29 legs. She realized she miscounted and said, "OH! Because if you counted by 5s you wouldn't count 29. It's 30!" Wow, hello recognizing multiples of 5!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend, friends!