Thursday, September 3, 2015

"Goodbye Summer"

Ok you guys, how is it already September? It’s as if I blinked and summer was over.  It seems like a change is in the air, and fall is just around the corner.  Today I’m going to share a quick writing activity that I like to use with my students at the beginning of each school year.  My students love to make and read class books, so this is always our first class book that we make and put in our class library.  The students love to be “authors” and share these books with parents during parent-teacher conferences, and other school events.  I usually have this paper sitting on their desk the first day of school so they can work on it while I am talking to parents at back-to-school morning, but it works great for fast finishers or at your writing station.  Students write one thing they will miss about summer and one thing they will NOT miss about summer.  Then they draw an illustration to go with each of their sentences… they have come up with some pretty clever things over the years.  Here’s my own little example:

Once everyone is finished, I either 3-hole punch it and put it in a folder, or spiral bind it, then add it to our classroom library.  

Click HERE to download your free writing page.  What is one thing you will and will not miss about summer? I'd love to hear your answers in the comments.  Happy fall, teacher friends.

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