San Jose 1/24/18 & Cupertino 1/29/18
Activities for week 2 of Author’s Workshop:
- Daily journaling
- Acrostic poems: K/1 did a poem together with the word FISH (students copied the group answers down off the board, although a few came up with their own ideas instead). 2/3 did the FISH poem together as an example, and then made their own poems with a word of their choice. Poems were sent home.
- Free writing time: those with extra time were allowed to return to their journals or begin any type of writing they chose. I brought in a few “inspiration” items which I will introduce slowly. This week I brought in “Silly Starters” story starters which is always a favorite, sentence building dominoes, and animal picture cards.
- Many students are wanting to share their writing at the end of class, which is wonderful and shows their increasing confidence in their work. It also gives classmates a chance to practice the A-TEAM Five Agreements, especially attentive listening and affirmations.