Today, all of my classes finished their Mother's Day writing activities. I would like to share with you some of the activities they completed.
In kindergarten, we brainstormed some adjectives to describe our moms.
Then, we filled out a tree map.
I had the children highlight their favorite idea from each column. Then, they used each one in a sentence and illustrated each sentence.
My mom is happy.
My mom has lots of clothes.
My mom can juggle.
Here is a more advanced writer, who added details to his sentences.
In first and second grade, they did the same thing. First, they started with the tree map to help organize their ideas. Then, they picked their favorite from each column.
Gotta love the "smoke!"
In first grade, I had the children fold a piece of notebook paper in half and write their three main ideas in each fold. Then, they added a supporting detail and, in some cases, a one time when. In second grade, they used this planning sheet to help them organize their main ideas, supporting details, and one time whens.
After they were done organizing their thoughts, they wrote their rough drafts. I conferenced with each child while they were at stations completing other activities. Then, they wrote their published essay on pretty paper. Here are some first grade essays:
Here is a second grade essay:
You may have to right click and enlarge the essay to read it. She colored it in before I made the "don't color over your words" announcement!
My first and second graders also completed a My Mom book. They came out so cute. Here are some pictures of the first grade books:
Sorry some are blurry!
The last activity I would like to share with you are the letters my first and second graders wrote to their moms. Here are some first grade letters:
"...even when you're mean." Gotta love the honesty of kids!
All in all, it's been fun completing these activities. If you like them, you can check out my Mother's Day Activity Packet by clicking the image below.
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I hope you all have a great Teacher Appreciation Week.