It is report card time.
I handed my reports in yesterday and so am now crawling out from under the report card rock to share class happenings again.
Lately in class we have been doing a lot of reader's response writing. This class does much better at writing when given a topic. Doing free writes is not their forte!
The class has also been doing a lot of thinking and talking and writing using describing words. We are trying to make our writing juicier and more interesting. I am happy to say that some juicier words are starting to pop up in their writing. Yay!
Since I haven't shown any student work for a little bit, I thought I would share a few samples of the students writing tonight.
Last week, we read a book called A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood and then
the students had to write a response telling me about their quiet places. Here are just a few...
|The beach is my quiet place because I like the sound of the waves splashing and relaxing.|
|My quiet place is on my Mom's lap. It is cozy and my comfy, too. I always sit on my Mom's lap before school and I snuggle on her lap with her and I love her as much as I love you.|
|Hawaii is my quiet place. It is peaceful and important to my life.|
|My quiet place is my bedroom because it is cozy. It is quiet.|
|In the library because it is a good strategy and I like it. It is calm.|
|My quiet place is when the sun shines in the sky. When I lie on the picnic mat on a big green hill dreaming.|
|My quiet place is Yosemite Park because it is beautiful and nice.|
|My quiet place is my bed. When I snuggle up with Bridget and I fall asleep and dream.|