This week, my first graders worked on their first published piece. They brainstormed, planned, wrote, revised, and edited essays about bats. They came out fantastic! They all stood 6 feet tall today, as they put the final touches on their pieces. They also thoroughly enjoyed making bats to go with their essays. Here are some pictures of their essays. If you right click on each picture and open them in a new window, they won't look so blurry.
The bats are a cute freebie from Teri, over at A Cupcake for the Teacher. You can find it here.
Another fun project we did this week, was make the silly pumpkins I blogged about here. As soon as I saw the cute picture on Doodle Bugs blog, it was a no brainer that I would have my students make them. I dare anyone to walk by my bulletin board without chuckling. The display isn't done yet, as I still have more to be made.