Saturday, April 7, 2012

New Writing Center Addition...

My students absolutely love the writing center. I probably have over 15 options for them to choose from when they go there now.  These options were slowly introduced throughout the year so that they know exactly what to do with each activity. By now they are experts at all of them! I have to say that their favorite activity is writing letters. I have stationary, post cards, writing paper, envelopes, and play stamps there for them to use. They write letters to each other all the time...and one student even wrote a letter to President Obama asking if he could have a play-date haha. 
Last week I introduced another writing activity to them and added it into their center....the students are loving it.  I gathered a bunch of brochures
 and I let the children look through them. Then, they can choose a place that they really want to go and write about it! They are so cute! Here are some examples:
"I want to go to Kennedy Space Center. It is really far. I had a really fun time. It is also really cool."
 "I want to go to Busch Gardens. It has dolphins."

 "I want to go to the Theater of the Sea because I want to go swimming with dolphins."
 "I want to go to the world's largest McDonalds. I can eat there. I can bowl. I can play there."
I want them to start looking closer at the brochures and use more details in their writing about the place they choose, but I thought this was a good start :)

Now, I may need to get together with some of my blog friends out there and trade brochures!! My students would love ones from other states!! :)

16 comments:

  1. This sounds like an awesome idea! I need to get some great brochures to start an activity like this in my classroom:)


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  2. I've done this before with great success. I love looking at what your students wrote. Too cute! I was able to collect a lot of brochures by asking the parents in my classroom to send them in and to ask friends and family for them, as well. Talk about meaningful writing!

    Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  3. What a great idea! I leave in Gatlinburg and brochures abound where I live. I would love to send you some. Email me your address and I'll get a few together.
    kheinrich9@gmail.com
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

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    1. Just emailed you! :) My students will love this!

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  4. This is an awesome idea! I'd love to pick up some brochures and do an exchange :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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    1. YAYYY that would be awesome!! I am going to email you now :)

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  5. This is fantastic! I have such great plans for my Working on Writing next year in Daily 5. I want to have more fun options like this! I'm definitely filing this idea away as a must!

    Jennifer
    Teaching with Grace

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  7. What a great idea! I would be happy to send you some brochures from Texas the next time I go to the gas station! Hope all is well with you, Christine

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    1. I would LOVE that! I can send some to you as well! My kids will be so excited :) I will email you shortly :)

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  8. I would definitely love to do this. I can send you from Washington State!

    missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

    sn.nguyen19@gmail.com

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    1. HOW EXCITING!! This will be so amazing! I will be emailing you, thanks!!

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  9. I love this activity! Great idea!
    I'm a new follower. =)
    Bobbie


    The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

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  10. What are your other options in your writing center? You said you have 15, wow! I would love some more ideas! Thank you!

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  11. What a great idea!!! I've put these in my reading center before but I LOVE the idea of putting it in my writing center. Thanks for sharing.

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