We have been using Skippyjon Jones this week to do our first
Two groups--- mostly great. One. at the end of the day. with NO stamina. whew. Today we were able to sit for 2:48 with out talking or making a sound with those firsties. That's two MINUTES and 48 SECONDS!!! Our first attempt 5 seconds. Second, 23. Third, 25 seconds. So after 2:48, the sweet sounds of humming came a calling. :) While I L.O.V.E. a good song, especially a little
Back on track. After our minilesson, we try to do a little writing. Today was journal writing and then the lesson that, "Writers ALWAYS write." They N.E.V.E.R. stop, unless they have use the restroom, or chat with a friend, or ask how to spell a word, or ask how to spell a word, or ask... OH MY were they asking me how to spell every word. Ok... again... unfair. Only one whole group and about 1/2 of the other. It's so HARD for those little firsties to take risks, which is ok because that's my job and we're working on it. So I encourage, encourage, encourage that I'm NOT grading their writing piece (on paper, but I am grading it in my mind all the time, aren't we all?). After our writing time, we try to do a little sharing. Must. Get. Better. At. This. So here are a few pics of our week so far.
I used this Skippyjon Jones page topper from The Lesson Plan Diva.
Finally, I made this chart tonight for use to use in our classroom as a reminder. We're going to have to continually refer back to this classroom friend. :)
What do you think????? I would love to know how your writing workshop runs!
Have a "Curious" Thursday!