Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Narrative Kites

So each spring break I send a "Spring Break Journal" home with my students and ask them to write in it each day at the end of the day, relaying some of the days important events. This is an easy way to keep them writing over spring break.

Then when we return from break, the students use their journals as a tool for creating a narrative writing piece. I ask them to select one event (could be their favorite, one they thought was special, etc.) from their spring break that they had shared about in their journal. They then will use that event as their topic and elaborate on it to create a detailed narrative paragraph.

These are always so fun for me, because it gives me a glimpse into the kids daily home lives as well as is always interesting to see what they choose for their "one" event to base their story on. I had kids chose events ranging from Bull's games, to a play date with friends, to a trip to the laundromat, believe it or not- and they all did exactly as I asked- they told a story about an event in their lives!

To make them more spring timey and pretty to hang- we mounted our final copies onto scrapbook paper to make a spring kite and used yarn and colored tissue paper to create the kite string and matching bows! Have a look!



Anywho...here is what the rest of my night entails....

Anyone else having an egg-citing evening!?









9 comments:

  1. HI Krista! I love the narrative writing kites. Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great evening!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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    1. You are welcome Krista! We had fun with them!

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  2. I love those kites...only problem I didn't send them home last week for spring break...I guess I'll have to think of a different writing prompt! Thanks for sharing!
    Laura
    Mrs. Castro's Class 2nd Grade...Spanglish Style

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    1. You could still have them pick and event from their spring break to write about! But you are right, you could use them for any kind of writing I think!

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  3. Those are cute! It's a great idea for spring break homework.

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    1. Thanks :) They really spruce up our room!

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  4. Super cute!! Where did you find the template for the writing paper?

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    1. I made it in Powerpoint actually. It was quite a task. I can post it for you guys!

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  5. Thank you! I made them with my bilingual 2nd grade class today :)

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