I knew this year was going to be different. Becoming the dedicated writing/LA teacher for the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes was an exciting opportunity, and one that I am thrilled to have.
Today marked the 5th day of school, and over the last few days, I have really enjoyed getting to know my 60 students and a little more about what makes them tick.
One of the activities I did this year was to have the students work with a partner for 3 minutes and list all the things they thought writer's write in their writing journal. I did this in each of my three class rotations. After the three minutes, I had pairs share several items on their lists and wrote them on the SMART Board. At the end of the day, I had an amazing list of things that my students thought writer's write.
Then I turned to my amazing wife and asked her to help me make a cool way to show what the kids had written. I told her I wanted a large pencil and she worked her magic. Below you can see the creation in process!
Here is the amazing creation on my wall! (I love her handwriting. I need to get it turned in to a font and sell it!)
As you can see- it is HUGE, and I LOVE it!
I am SO excited to be teaching writing and I can't wait to share more of the lessons that I plan to teach!