I am joining a WHOLE bunch of wonderful bloggers in this Bright Ideas Blog Hop! We are all discussing some great ideas we use in our classrooms.
I am sharing my gallery walk idea. When you teach the little ones, they ALL want to share EVERYTHING they write and draw. It's almost impossible to find the time for everyone to share, so I have devised a way to allow EVERYONE to share all the time. I use the gallery walk approach.
After we are finished writing, all of my students get up and walk around the room, looking at everyone's work. They read and comment to each other, sharing their thoughts and compliments.
I love listening to their conversations and watching them share their masterpieces with each other.
When we are finished with our gallery walk, I ask them to share a thought or two, telling the class what they saw that they really enjoyed.
As you can see from the pictures above, they are ALWAYS ready to express their thoughts! I encourage them to be specific and not just say, "I liked John's work because it is nice."
This whole process takes just a few minutes and it is a favorite activity in my class. Try it! And then let me know how it goes!
Need a bright idea about how to organize your lesson plans? Hop on over to Ashleigh's blog and read all about it!
You can also visit the link-up below and choose a topic that interests you. There are lots and lots of great ideas! Happy reading!