We started our writer's workshop today. I am using Deedee Wills and Deanna Jump's Writing Workshop model this year.
I modeled my writing for the students
and then they had a go
They did really great for the first day!
We also introduced our literacy station chart! I wanted to wait a few weeks but with 27 students
The majority of the stations are more like centers at this point. They are just learning to work with a partner and use the chart.
I made my own cards this year to match the stations that I use. I made literacy and math ones that are available at mt TpT store if you would like to purchase them:
Here are a few stations/centers we are doing this week:
Here are my Brown Bear Playdoh Mats. Students use the Playdoh to form the letters.
My new Aquadoodle mat!!! I LOVE this. Right now the students are drawing pictures with WATER but soon they will work on letters and words. The best part - the water dries and the mat is back to white! AMAZING!
Art/Drawing - This student made a lovely self-portrait .
Writing Station - kids used pre-made books to write or draw pictures in.
Big Book Station - retelling Brown Bear
Poetry Station - We are working on The Name Chant Poem from Deedee Wills August and September Poetry Station.
They did pretty good for the first day of stations. I was much happier given them all a place to work. Reading the chart is definitely going to take some time. :)