For this month's work sample. I'd like to you attend a Class Connect
and write up a reflection about what you learned and how you contributed
to the class. You can attend any Class Connect... even a Monday Meeting
will do. If you attended a Class Connect this week that you want to
tell me about, that's fine!
Use the Class Connect Reflection sheet to think about the class you attended. When you are done, you can k-mail, e-mail or mail it to me before March 28.
In order to contribute, you'll have to participate in a live class, not a recording.
If you need the printable copy, check your k-mail or click here.
[Teacher Friends: for a generic Exit Ticket to use for any subject or lesson, click here]
Please let me know if you have any questions.
I look forward to your reflections!
If he were alive today, Dr. Seuss would be 110 years old!
Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to the world as Dr. Seuss was born on 2nd of
March 1904 in Howard Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. He is widely
recognized for his contribution as a writer, poet and cartoonist. He
wrote 46 books for children mainly based on imaginative characters and
rhymes. His work has also been adopted into many television specials,
feature films and television series.
From The Cat in the Hat, to Green Eggs and Ham, to Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss wrote many popular stories in his lifetime. Many of his books were created to help children learn to read. All of his books teach a valuable lesson.
I love that story and I'm betting you didn't know who Gerald McBoing-Boing was before today!
Once a month, we get together to write and share our stories. The fun part is that we only have one minute to plan our story and three minutes to write. The prompts somehow relate to the month's events and the stories are quite entertaining. It's fun to share the stories when we're done because the are all unique! It's amazing how many stories can come from the same prompt!
Here are Bethany's stories from this month...
I carefully opened the heart shaped box, when
suddenly... the chocolates exploded
in my face! I said to Jenny, not much of a gift is it? Trevor (my brother) came
out and said, "Cool!" and he took some. I said never mind the gooey chocolate
on my face. And he walked away. My mom walked out and said, "What happened
to you?" I said, "Chocolate exploded on my face."
General Washington turned to his men and shouted... I declare War! One of his men said, "What for?"
He said, "I don't really know. Never mind go get me some exploding
chocolate." Thank you! Back to your station."
The groundhog woke from a sound sleep when something... was thumping on the ground! He was really mad because
he was having a dream about George Washington declaring war, but then called it
off, and had a box of exploding chocolates. He went outside to see what
it was and saw that it was just hail, and went back inside his burrow to
Way to go Bethany! I love the way your stories all relate! Very creative.
When it's time to write a story and you're not sure how to begin, try quick writing. You'll be surprised how much you can get down on paper in three minutes.
If you have a Quick Write to share, send it to me!