This week we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday! We read dr. Seuss books, watched dr. Seuss movies, and wrote all about dr. Seuss.
This week I did do a little bit of writing to prompts. I want to my students to write about their favorite dr. Seuss book that we I want to my students to write about their favorite dr. Seuss book that we had read. But there was also plenty of time for free writing this week!
Most of the free writing of course was about Dr.seuss. The kids loved this unit so much I think we will probably continue it for one more week since next week is a short 4 day week.
My goal for this week was to do as many writing conferences as I could. It’s something I try to do anyway but I was more mindful of it this week. I was also more mindful about the language I used with students while conferencing. I said things like “tell me more about that” and “wow, I bet you could write more about that, I can’t wait to see what you write next” also “I like how you… but why don’t you try…” My students really enjoyed the one on one time and telling me all about their story. They really worked hard to improve their writing the next day, using the suggestions I shared. I made sure to brag on them for improving their writing, which of course was a huge confidence booster!
As a reward for working so hard all week, we had a special guest come and read us a book on Friday. It was the Cat in the Hat! This was a very exciting week for all of the kids.
Next week, I plan on going back to making books in my classroom. They have loved making books! I want to give my students the opportunity to write and share a silly story inspired by Dr. Seuss!