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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Snowy Day Writing & The Grinch

I'm sure many of you follow Cara Carrol over at the First Grade Parade and if you don't you should.  She always has really cute and fun ideas.  I need a small writing filler for the week before Christmas Break and I used her Grinch idea, but also turned it into a character lesson too.  My kids had already read the book The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, so I used a different book...How The Grinch Got So Grinchy.  If you have not read this it is a must to add to your collection.  It is perfect for character education and bullying/friendship. 

One of the teachers in my building also had a large life size grinch she made and had the students write things the Grinch could do to make his heart larger on little cut out hearts.  These hearts were posted all around the Grinch.  It was super cute and I forgot to snap a quick pic.  After we read the story and talked about the story the kids came up with words to describe the Grinch.  I got this idea from Cara.
 Then they came up with similes to go with the Grinch.  I plan on putting these into their scrapbooks!
 I love how this little boy said as grumpy as an old man...too funny!
Another great blog I discovered was Mrs. Schmelzer's Blog. We did the a neat writing activity about what we do on a snowy day. The kids LOVED this writing lesson. We have not had a drop of snow, so the kids were ready to write about it just in case it happened. I got the idea from her blog, but used a different book. I love the book and it is also great for predicting because the end is a bit of surprise for them. Here's the book I like to use...Snow Day!




I hope you are having a great Christmas break.  I feel like mine is flying by.  I promised myself that I wouldn't do school stuff, but it is sooo hard.  I have been on Pinterest like crazy. 
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4 comments:

  1. I like the Grinch writing. It's a great way to practice similes.

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

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  2. What cute pictures! I just found your adorable blog and am excited to be your newest follower! I would love for you to come check out my blog and grab LOTS of *freebies*! Happy New Year!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  3. Love the Snow Day activity!!! My kiddos will love it!!! I'm your newest follower.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  4. Hey Mrs. B! I love Snow Day!! It's one of my favorite books for winter. The twist at the end is my favorite part.

    BTW...I loved your students' snowy day people. Too cute!

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