Did you remember to write every day? I went back to school today, but I am still writing tonight. I hope you did a lot of writing during break. Bring your winter writing book to school tomorrow.
Many people make resolutions to do something at the beginning of a new year. A resolution is a promise to do something or a goal to improve something. Did you make any resolutions this year? At school, we will be setting goals for reading, math and behavior soon.
Tonight I wrote about one of my favorite authors. Do you have a favorite author or a favorite book? You might want to write about it.
Today I wrote an I Like poem. I used a frame to write a poem about pie.
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 wanted to write a new poem. I used http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm to find some new poem frames. All the poems are listed on the left side. Click on one. I tried the Itsy Bitsy Spider poem. Maybe you can try one too!
I was wondering how the tradition of sending holiday cards started. I did a little Internet research and this is what I learned.
I wrote some winter math riddles for you. You can use repeated addition sentences to solve them. You can write some winter math riddles in your winter writing book too.
Today I wrote a number poem about the number 24. First I did a mini brainstorm in the corner. Then I wrote my number poem and created a picture in ComicLife.
Today I wrote about baking cookies. I found the recipe at http://sparrowtree-janice.blogspot.com/2011/12/wheaties-cherry-winks.html
Today I wrote about making toffee. You could write about making something. I added some pictures at the bottom. Keep writing!
You can find the recipe at http://makelifedelicious.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/saltinetoffee.pdf
Today I did a little research and then wrote some facts about reindeer. I found most of my facts at http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/caribou/. Look here for more facts, pictures and a mini movie.
Today I wrote an acrostic poem. The topic is going down the side. Add words, phrases or sentences that start with each letter on each line. I also made a mini web to help brainstorm ideas and wrote a bit more about pencils to fill up my page.
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.
The gloomy weather actually turned into some snow surprising us after the Sing Along Good Behavior assembly! You can write about the weather in your winter notebook.