We had a small moment of writing magic in a third grade group Monday morning. Recently I have been reading SPARK! Quick Writes to Kindle Hearts and Minds in Elementary School by fellow slicer, Paula Bourque. I choose a photo for a quick write. I displayed the color version on the screen and glued a little copy on the students’ notebook pages. I told the kids to open their notebooks, and they were really delighted with the small pictures. (Funny how such a tiny thing can create excitement.) They eagerly picked up pencils and started writing. After just a few minutes, we were ready to share. Our quiet boy, who usually lags behind, was first to share. Here’s his writing:
Everyone loved it! We all laughed out loud! What a special moment for that writer!