My writers just finished writing small moments from Lucy Calkins' Authors as Mentors unit. They sure have come a long way from the first time they wrote small moments at the beginning of the year. Like, light years long way. Since they've improved so much and have worked so hard, we celebrated big time for this unit. Check these out.
an example (front)
an example (back)
zoomed in (front - the child's picture)
zoomed in (back - the child's published small moment)
I take absolutely no credit for this idea, so please give a big round of applause to Amanda from Teaching Maddeness for sharing her story tees with me and all of her other followers.
(Click on the button to go see Amanda.)
She explains how to pull this off on her blog, which you'll definitely want to visit. I couldn't have done it without her help. One of the things she suggests is asking parents for their assistance. I was fortunate enough to receive lots of donations, so my only investment was time. It was so worth it though, and I'm very thankful that parents took care of the rest. Here's an example of the letter I sent home. Click on the picture if you'd like a copy.
I'd also like to thank my best friend for helping me iron on 46 transfer sheets. I'm the gal who doesn't even own an ironing board, so I was in need of lots of help! (Sorry it gave you a headache Paige. Those fumes were not fun!)
I'm on spring break this week, so my littles will get their t-shirts on Monday. Who cares what they show up wearing to school? I'm betting these t-shirts will be going right over the top and maybe staying there for several days! What a way to celebrate being writers!