Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School with Splat!

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!

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