Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Little More Valentine's Day Fun

Our rockstars are working hard this week, and really are doing some great Valentine's Day writing.  I thought I would go ahead and give you a glimpse of what we have done so far, with more to come between now and the big day February 14th.  My little rockstars have become pros at writing using a tree map.  If you have never tried it, give it a try.  You will be amazed.  Many of them are learning to not just write what is on the map, but use describing words to add more details.  LOVE IT!!!!!!  I wish I had learned to do this many years ago.  Always room for learning.

Valentines Circle Map.  The children gave me words that describe or have to do with valentines.

I love to writing

I love to tree map.  Look at some of the great writing below that my students did  using the tree map.  Some used some very good describing words. Get the pictures here.

Today we read the story "The Biggest Valentine Ever".  We listed the characters and setting.  Tomorrow we will list the events and problem/solution in the story.  We will also work on response to literature writing.

Today we made a I love my map.  The rockstars began their writing and will complete it tomorrow. Get the pictures here. There is some great writing going on in Room 8.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures! I will use these in the next few weeks!