Hello again! I am excited to be Andrea's guest again this week! I had the privilege of writing about phonological awareness last time I visited! But this time, I thought I would focus on writing celebrations.
My situation is very unique because my school is departmentalized; therefore, my teammate, Maria, teaches writing ALL day long. She loves it! I'm the Title I teacher and co-teach with her during two of her four classes. This is our second year teaching this way and we have learned so much along the way.
One of Maria's main goals was for our students to leave her knowing and believing that they are writers. We have tried to accomplish this goal through writing celebrations.
I wanted to share these celebrations with you!
First up...Animal Research Gallery. Students displayed their research and posters. As Kindergarten students, second grade students, and parents walked around, students read their research aloud to them. Here is some of their hard work:
We will study Mo Willems later this year. Students will write a Mo Willems-inspired piece. We have decided to host a "Doodle Party." Students can read their writing pieces to their families and then write a short one together!
What do you do to celebrate writing in your classroom? We would love to have some more ideas!
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