I have been having fun in the classroom I am helping out in. We have been working on using juicy details and creating Christmas poems.
First the teacher showed the class some images of different Christmas scenes. The students brainstormed lists of words to match each of the senses. We did this over the period of 3 lessons.
After coming up with lots of great describing words, we introduced the template for the poem. Each child created 4 different verses. Here are the templates they used. They just had the written part to use.
After the drafts were completed, I helped type them up onto these fancy pages. The actual template has space for adding your own text.
Then I created a title page so that they could make a little booklet.
The booklet is going to be part of a special gift that they are making for Christmas. When I showed them the good copy templates they were very excited and they all worked very hard at their editing so that I could begin typing out the final copies. I would love to show you some of them, and tell you more about what they are doing, but I don't want to let the secret out of the bag in case a family member sees it.
If you would like a copy of the template, or the juicy details papers you can find them in my store. Just click on the image above.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.