Where has this week gone? It totally forgot it was Friday so I apologize for this later than normal post!
I really love doing these freebies every Friday, but I am not sure if you all like them! I hate to sound like a broken record or come a cross as I am begging for comments...because I am not. But I am not sure if you all like these Friday Freebies because I get over 300 page views but 1-5 comments. Please let me know if this is something you all would like me to continue! I also only have a few more bloggers but no one else has signed up!
If you would like to sign up, please do so here! I would love to have you if I continue to do this! Any feedback would be great!
Today I bring you...
Happy Friday!! I’m so happy that Tonya has opened up her blog each Friday to others. What a great way to grab some freebies and to meet other bloggers!
I’m Nicki and normally I can be found over at my blog….
I taught 3rd grade my very first year teaching but have been in Kindergarten the remainder of the time. I will be starting my 11th year teaching this year! And I have only 3 more Mondays of Graduate School before I graduate with my Master’s in Elementary Education! Whew!! I’m so excited to be finished.
I know I teach the young ones and a lot of you teach older students so I wanted to offer up something that all of us could use. Writing is such a big focus and sometimes (ok, most days) our students sigh heavily when you mention that it is time for writing.
Well since school will be starting back before we know it (ahem…I try not to think of that…) what better way to get your students to write than to write about what they did for summer vacation.
Brainstorm with your students about a particular vacation that either you have been on, something they have done, or maybe a trip that someone they know has taken. Discuss the Who, What, How, Why, and Where of this particular trip.
If you teach in an area like I do, many of my students have not and very possibly will never, go on vacation. So this activity can be done like a research activity as well. Provide various places or have students brainstorm places that they would LOVE to visit (Disney World, the beach, etc.) Then have the students research these places and again answer the Who, What, Why, How and Where questions.
I hope that you are able to use this freebie in your classroom. I think writing is one of the most important concepts we need to teach, but why keep it boring! Happy Friday!