|I found some cute pointers for half off today at the teacher's store.|
I like to let the kids use pointers for "read and write the room" activity when they are at centers. I have a box with 4 clipboards in it with A to Z lined writing papers clipped on. The kids LOVE to do this writing activity. Maybe because when they are done with all 26 words they can go get a sticker. It seems to be very motivating. :)
Another fun motivator is my writing workshop bulletin board. My kids move their own little icon with their name on it (and velcro on the back) up and down the board as they go through the writing process.
|They go through brainstorm, prewrite (usually one of those we do on the board together) sloppy copy, teacher editing....the whole works.....|
|Then after a final copy and illustration, they can sign up to share in the Author's Chair.|
|We did some writing about summer....an acrostic poem....|
|I think it is also motivating to have creative papers for them to print on and then decorate. Here they did summer beach scenes using stickers.|
|Here is their own versions of The Little Red Hen.....some of them were so funny!|