Writing workshop has taken off! We worked on some mini lessons that were centered around keeping us organized and together during the workshop time. Sounds silly, I know but some review over these little reminders and organizational prompts will help! ***Because we have a short week and one of our days was an assembly this week we did these tips instead of Adjectives. We will do adjectives next week instead (see blog post below for more info). ***
We worked on remembering to place our name and date on each story we write. The name is very important so they can take ownership of their work and I explain the date is important for both myself and parents. We like to watch their growth throughout the year and the date helps us with that!
We are also going to have a conversation about how to use a stapler. Yes, a stapler. The lesson was very comedic (as I already taught it) and they laughed and laughed but many of them needed to hear it! You only need 1 or 2 staples. Yes! that's it! And your book will stay together just fine! We also learned how to stack our papers neatly before we got our hands on the stapler. That way we didn't have these crazy, put together books! And their favorite part, we learned how to use the staple remover, in case we needed to take one of our 50 staples we put in out :)
The last thing we talked about was how to organize our folders. They get so rushed when they clean up they just shove papers everywhere, and when they get to share, they don't have all the pieces to their story, or things are in the wrong place or just misplaced altogether! So we had a reminder talk about our unfinished stories go in the front of our folders (together, stacked neatly) and our finished stories should