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!?