Remember, since everyone's start dates are so different, the topic for August AND September will be Getting Workshop Started in the Classroom. Please write about only one workshop in your post so that you can link it up accordingly below, and then please come back each week to share! (In other words, if you use Reading, Writing, and Math Workshop and you want to share about all three, please link up in three different weeks-or more if you'd like!!)
Today, I'm going to share how we get our Writing Workshop started in my room.
My students had a blast creating their memory jars! We collected lots of seed ideas first (you can check out a few ways I had them gather seed ideas here and here) and they had to choose three to write on their memory rocks.
|The students choose 3 rocks to write their memories on, as well as a piece of fabric to decorate the lid of the jar.|
|Students have to write just a few words to help them remember a memory since they don't have much room on the rock!|
|Here is a finished product! The students have kept these on their desks since we created them last week, and they love to show them off to visitors when they come in the room!|
|Students are using their yellow notepad to write their first drafts! You can see a few other jars in this picture, too. :)|