So we all spent several hours re-configuring our classes. I am very excited to meet my new class!
Last year half of my class were firsties. In the many years that I've taught grade one I have always had them write daily in their Journals, starting on Day 1. Well, maybe Day 2.......
Since most of them didn't know HOW to write yet, this involved me printing "I like" in EVERY Journal and then drawing an ink line (even though the notebooks they use are already interlined - I noticed that many of the kids didn't "see" the lines that came printed on the page and wrote huge or slanty or randomly on the page.....). Major time drain!
Last year I had an inspirational moment and made a page on my iPad with sentence starters and nice dark lines for them to print on. They look like this:
of that 20 years ago?!? (Well to be fair with myself I only got the iPad 2 years ago.)
If you have emergent writers you might find these really handy, too. I used them until about mid-November when most of the kids were becoming more confident and independent writers.
There are quite a few different sentence starters, and extra lines for your high achievers who are ready to print more.
Sentence starters include:
I am I went to I saw a...It was...
I can I want
Here is a
I see a
I see a...It is...
I have a...It is...
To get a set go to my store to pick up the freebie.
Then hop over to Freebie Friday at Teaching Blog Addict to see more goodies.
Have a great weekend!