This year I really want to amp up my writing program. At the end of last year I started using a new process that another teacher taught my grade level.
It really made a difference in their thinking process. I plan on using this again.
Last year I had the kids write from a prompt in their journals every morning. After they put up their backpacks and folders they would get out their journals and write. It was a great way to quietly and calmly begin the day. The last 2 six weeks I had the kids doing centers in the morning and they loved that. So this year I want to make the writing more fun until we do centers in the spring.
I used Google Image search and found pictures for them to write about. I want it to be an inspiration and a way to encourage them to make connections and write. I am hoping this will let them be more creative than the prompts. I want the pictures to be a jumping off point.
Here is a copy of the pictures I will be using. By the way, I really love Scribd!