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Winter Writing

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Springfield, IL 62711

I went to work today, but I still found some time to write. Did you?


I gave Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children to my dad to read so it is not in the stack. Do you share books with your friends and family?

Have you read any good books during winter break? Today I wrote about some of the books that I read.



Happy 2012!

Today I had a difficult time thinking of something to write about. If you need ideas, read some student examples or check the winter writing ideas.

Did you recognize the acrostic poem at the top?

Today we went to visit some relatives. Did you visit any relatives or friends over winter break?


I have seen juncos (top) and cardinals (bottom) at the feeder. I have to fill it every 2 - 3 days.


both photos are from: http://www.squidoo.com/royalty-free-bird-photos

Here is a mini-mystery that happened at my house! Has anything mysterious happened at your house?



Today I wrote an I Like poem. First I brainstormed about mittens and then used a frame to write about mittens.

Here is a link to the poem I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown. You need to scroll down to find the poem. lhttp://www.hubbardscupboard.org/i_like_bugs_.html

I found this poem frame to help write a poem about animals. You might want to give it a try. http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/ilikeanimals.htm



Today I wrote a number poem. Do you remember when we wrote them at school?

Oops! I think that should really be seven swans a swimming in the Twelve Days of Christmas.



Most of this picture shows the end of Dad's present but there is also a bit of Todd's present too. I wrapped all my presents in the same paper this year!

I wrote about a Christmas memory today. Maybe you could write about a holiday memory.


I was thinking about poems again today. So today I wrote a diamante poem. I used the ReadWriteThink website http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/ to help. I wrote my poem there and then copied it into my winter notebook. You could print it and tape or glue it in too. Have fun!

Have you done any holiday shopping? You could write about the store that you visited. Be careful not to give away any surprises though!


Yesterday, I tried writing a different kind of poem. It is called an acrostic. First think of something that you want to write about. Write that word going down on the paper. Then use words, phrases and sentences to describe your topic.

This webpage http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/ can help you to write an acrostic poem. It will even give you hints of words starting with each letter! Give it a try.

Remember to Write!

Today I wrote about our classroom winter party. I hope you remembered to write when you got home!

I had to add some paper today. I wrote on another piece of paper and taped it to the bottom. It can be folded up so it fits in my writing notebook.

Here is the recipe. http://makelifedelicious.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/saltinetoffee.pdf

You can write about something that happens every day. Just remember to add details so I can feel like I am there with you!


Today I wrote about Christmas spiders! Have you read The Cobweb Christmas? Here is a picture of my jingle bell spider.

On the first day, I wrote a poem about the color red. I made a mini word web at the top of the page and then I wrote my poem. I ran out of room at the bottom and had to write up the side of the paper.

Here is the cover of my winter writing book where I will collect my writing each day over winter break.