Many of my blue and yellow guys turned in their first finished pieces last week. Most firsties are listening and working on the detailed notes I've given them, but some are just "done". Here's a conversation with one firstie.
Me-- "Are you sure you don't want to go back and work on the sentences you and I discussed in our conference?"
Me (with my shocked/sad teacher face)-- "Are you sure? Listen to this sentence, 'I saw went home'. Does that sound right?"
Me-- "Do you want to go back and work on it or accept the grade you would get if you turned it in?"
Firstie-- "Turn it in, I'm done."
Me-- "Oh my"
Me-- I had a chat with the parent of this firstie after school. Today... A complete story was turned in.
Now... this is just a snippet of our conversation. We had already discussed what would make it sound right two other times as well as revisiting his conference notes. What would you do at this point????? Was I wrong????? You know how as teachers, we reflect on everything. So.... mini lessons on complete sentences are in our future.
Here are a few samples of the stories I've collected so far. :) These are my blue guys (so my high guys). Enjoy! The first story is called, The Sleepover
Thanks for sticking it out with me during this post! :) Here's our FIRST official giveaway!!!!! :)
Feel free to share it with your friends. There is no cute sign to go with it because I don't know how to do that yet. :) I have to learn new things everyday, so..... that'll be added to my list. :) I hope you have fun with this one!
This is what we are giving away. TADA!!!!!!
Be Curious this week!!