Week of October 20, 2014 - This week students had an opportunity to share a favorite entry from their Writer's Notebooks. This is where we gather ideas, WOW words, and journal short stories to use in classroom assignments. Each Monday for homework, students write with a different set of directions. One topic was to pick 3 nouns and write a story with those as main components. The example was: a frog, a fishing pole, and flippers. Sounds fun, huh?
Bailea enjoys sharing her writing! After each student shared, the class applauded - as you would for any author. Then, the budding author called on 2 classmates to respond to the piece she/he shared. Each classmate started their response like this: I liked the part where you.... Very affirming!
Kora shared her favorite piece. The students were excited to share what they liked best about her writing.
You would have been proud to see our third graders BEAM!!! All smiles!