We have launched our writer’s workshop. Today was our first real try at it. I am thrilled. Because it’s probably my favorite subject to teach! I just find it so fascinating to get the thoughts they are thinking in their first grade brains on to paper. I took this picture during our quiet 10. (Quiet 10 idea is from the book, No More I’m Done by Jennifer Jacobs)
This morning we got a special delivery! Just look at their excitement! We made intelligent guesses based on clues we saw on the box! ( Forgot to snap a picture of the chart in all the excitement!)
Then it was time to see if our guesses were right….
Can you hear them ooohing and aaaahing? They also said…”Be careful it says fragile!”
And on a blazing HOT day in central Texas, Snowflake The Tiger was named!
(The two most popular choices were Snowflake and Jethro…) Snowflake won by 4 votes!
Snowflake helps me watch for excellent behavior. He’s got sharp eyes and great instincts.
No messing around on his watch.
More on Special Delivery Writing
In science we are studying insects. Here we are placing them on ten frames so we can count to see how many insects we had in the bucket. We counted by tens to find out that we have 100 insects!
…This was our first class meeting. We defined what it means to be a school family. It came out of my school beginnings pack. But you can make this all on your very own. It was a sweet lesson.
I’ll be back with next week’s plans and that smart board file this weekend!