The fourth grade students at Spring Creek Elementary went on a Writing Retreat to a local park. It was a great experience for these writers and the result was lots of writing! Students sketched, made lists, wrote poems, and started stories in their notebooks. Each writer used unique strategies to generate writing in their notebook. Writers began to jot down things they noticed, observed, or wondered about. What a great way to gather writing ideas!
The kindergartners in Mrs. Tipton's and Mrs. Anderson's class enjoyed reading with Mrs. Jacobson's and Ms. McGehee's second graders. They took turns reading books by published authors as well as books they had published themselves as authors. Celebrating readers and writers is so much fun!
Mrs. Bradham's first graders met with Mrs. Rogers' kindergartners to celebrate the publication of their fall pattern books. These young writers also acted out and retold the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper. Storytelling is a great way to invite young writers to orally rehearse their stories as a precursor to writing.
Our writing partnerships at Spring Creek for the 2017 school year have begun! Each year, classrooms across our campus are paired up so that our authors are able to share their published pieces with an audience. Publication is truly valued here at Spring Creek, and we want to honor and celebrate our writers.
Mrs. Moore's first grade class and Mrs. Richards' third grade class have just finished their first published piece, so they have decided to read and share with their writing buddies. Thanks to these magnificent authors for kicking off our writing partnerships this year!
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