We had a great time writing about our summer vacations! First, we read Splat the Cat Back to School, Spat!
Then, we compared how we spent our summer vacations to how Splat spent his summer vacation using the Venn Diagram. We then chose one exciting thing we did this summer to write about. We brainstormed possible topic sentences for our stories. As students write, I like to play "Quiet Writing Music" to help them focus on their writing. After students were finished writing, they created their Splat. I love to see how all of the Splats look so different even though they are from the same pattern. This was definitely my favorite back to school activity!
Click here to take a closer look at this fun back to school pack!
Today I created my very own educational blog! I have an ocean themed classroom so of course I had to create a blog to match my room. My goal is to give other educators ideas for them to use in their own classroom. I hope you find my blog a useful tool and I look forward to posting some ideas soon!