Thursday, January 16, 2014

Workshop Wednesurday: Seasonal Writing

Happy (Wednes)urday!

I'm linking up with Jivey for her Workshop Wednesday (on a Thursday)...because someone forgot to take pictures yesterday ::looks around room innocently::
http://ideasbyjivey.blogspot.com/2014/01/workshop-wednesday-wintry-figurative.html

One of my favorite 'Winter' writings is combined with a tricky subject-How To writing!

Except we do How To Make a Snowflake!

I use 3rd Grade Thoughts Packet to help.
How To Make a Snowflake: Functional Writing & Transition/L
The kids always enjoy it, and my favorite part is having them give their paper to a friend to see how well they wrote it...do their snowflakes turn out the same?

I always start out by modeling the first few steps...then it is up to them!


It's always hilarious comparing the two snowflakes side by side-the kids realize how specific they need to be!

Another one of my favorite Winter activities is to read Snowflake Bentley  and then do Snow Similes! (I got this so long ago that I forget where it came from...but it's a very fun activity to do!)


I left that for the sub to do one Friday while I was enjoying Lucy Calkins :) - the kids told me they liked it!

Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

1 comment:

  1. Both of these activities sound so fun!! Thank you for linking them up! :)
    Jivey

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