Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Room 8 Style

We have been so busy in Room 8.  Love, love, love is in the air. much as it can be for 5 and 6 year olds.  Here is some more of our great work from this week.  Enjoy!
Rockstar Valentine's Day holders

Day 2 The Biggest Valentine Ever
Today we read again the story "The Biggest Valentine Ever".  After reading the book, we talked about the events in the story.  We then brain stormed and came up with sentences about the events and put them on the flow map.  I then ran pictures from the book and placed them under the sentences to help them remember what the sentences were about.
Before we began our response to literature, we talked about some ways we could start our writing.  They gave me sentences and I wrote them on the chart paper.  They each chose one sentence to start their writing with.

Here are my rockstars hard at work using the flow map to write.  It was our first time with response to literature, so most of them copied straight from the map. But....that's ok.  We are 5 and 6 years old.  They will become more and more independent the more we write.
Here is our finished work all together.  Below you will see writing samples.  As you'll notice it is almost word for word with a few changes here and there.

I posted this map yesterday, but I wanted to show it again, so that you could see some of the awesome writing my students finished this morning during morning work.


  1. I now know why you haven't left your room this week....busy, busy busy!!!! You are SO creative and I love all of your ideas!!! Hope you have a great weekend!:)

  2. Thanks Tiffany! You are turning into an awesome teacher. I can't wait to see where you go and what you do in the future. You are going to make some class very lucky next year when they get to call you their teacher. Love Ya!

  3. Thanks so much for the encouragement!:) I needed that!