Our writer's workshop is in FULL swing. We've been working feverishly on our personal narratives and this week we are going to narrow down to just one that we will take to publication. I'm so excited because we get to work on having a "Writer's Eye" and I'm going to be wearing this.....
A Mike Wazowski shirt! I'm using this guy to help me with the Writer's Eye. :)
I'm THIS excited about it!
We have also been focusing on our "FIVE STAR SENTENCE" writing. I
stole borrowed this from the teacher my oldest had last year! Thank you! :) I did change number 4 from spelling to sounds match words. For many of my firsties it has helped to get away from "Mrs. E. How do you spell______(insert every word in the dictionary here)". :)
I, like Tammy at Forever in First ,
read Smarter Charts this summer. As you can tell, my charts have changed DRASTICALLY. I L.O.V.E. the simplicity of the charts now. I took a lot of great things away from this book, but one thing that has resonated with me this year is to NOT put up charts/things that your kiddos will not use. So if they ain't gonna use it, it's not going up on my walls!
We've been spending parts of our weekends at Kings Island. :) Next year they are opening a new roller coaster!!!!! I'm not sure if I will ever ride it because I have seen the video and I'm not sure it's for me, but our oldest can't wait!!!! I think it's going to be a few more years for her because she's only 48 in. and I think you have to be 52! WHEW!!!! I think we're going to dodge that bullet. :) This is what they have done so far. It's really exciting to see it being built each time we go.
Well, I'm sure you've all linked up and I'm the last one on earth doing this, but at least it's done! :)
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