The day back from vacation is always full of excitement! We've missed our friends and the predictable routine of school! I love sharing with my students all about my vacation happenings and hearing about their experiences! I use the excitement of our vacation breaks to launch a new writing piece!
I like doing this by mingling to music! I have the kiddos spread out around the classroom. I start some fun music and they begin to mingle. When the music stops, they stop and share something that happened over the break! Then repeat! I let this go until I can feel it getting too noisy and not focussed!
Then we get down to business, writing about our break! We write one thing we shared in each bubble! This helps organize our writing! Then we use the Thanksgiving Vacation paper to create a page for our class book!
Here are some examples from last year!
|First, we completed our graphic organizer.|
|Then, we wrote about our vacations! I love the complete sentences and "first grade spelling"!|
You can download this freebie to use in your classroom this year! Happy Writing!