Community Writing

Nov 19, 2012

Last week was the week to finish up community writing with our Green Chimps.  We started the year with some "5 Little Monkey" stories.  Maria thought it would be a good idea to have the Green Chimps write their own version.  And she was right!! They had a lot of fun doing it.  

We broke the class into two groups and brainstormed some story ideas.  Two stories started to unfold:

5 Little Dogs Chasing After People
5 Little Ghosts Having a Pillow Fight

Our two stories took a little longer than I think we originally expected.  But we were able to really work on sounds, letter formation, and chunks with the iPads and chart paper.

Today was an illustration day!  The students worked on matching their illustrations to the text and filling the space given.  

The entire class was very excited to find out that their books were being posted for the building to read!

On a personal note...

 Last week was so busy for me!  My oldest turned 4 today (can't believe it!)  Our gift...a princess room.  It took much more time than we imagined.  This led to a blogger absence by me! But I wanted to show off some of the amazing art my husband did for the room!

Old Cinderella pictures pasted on a canvas

Finished painting with glitter modge podge

New stenciled wall

Finished room (well half of it)

 Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving week!


  1. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Head over to my blog to find out about it.
    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

    Thirsty Firsties

  2. SO talented! I nominated you as well for the Liebster Award, check out the post!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized


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