We did an awesome writing lesson yesterday, inspired by this pin:
So we started our lesson by discussing what 'Show Not Tell' means, and how it can improve our writing (and reading!) experience.
Then, I showed them the blog post of the different emotions, and how the kids described it.
Next, I demonstrated on the board how to do one (quickly-so no making fun of the sketch! I took my time and did it better on the chart :)
They did such an awesome job with this!
I put emotions on small stickies and then stuck it to their desks (two of each emotion-but across the room from each other so there was no copying :).
They had to draw their emotion (exaggerating in places) and label 5 things that their emotions shows (i.e., big grin, glowing eyes, jumping up and down, etc.).
After they colored it, I had them write a paragraph describing their picture using the labels they came up with.
Color me impressed!
How awesome are they!
Definitely a lesson I would recommend and do again!
Tank: Old Navy
I'm off to my cousin's wedding for the weekend-so enjoy your 3 day weekend!
Smiles and Sunshine,