Let's Write About Reindeer Food

Today, we were in the holiday spirit and made some Reindeer Food.  Don't worry, I threw in some academics too.  ;)


I put out trays with supplies needed to make this reindeer treat {oatmeal, glitter, spoons, small cups for scooping, and baggies}.  I walked the students through the process of making a bag of food and then we completed a shared writing entitled, "How to Make Reindeer Food." My apologies for not taking any pictures of this process.  Sometimes, the day just gets away from me.  Can anyone relate?

I do shared writing throughout the school year (not all the time, of course), but I love to involve the students in the process and I think it helps struggling writers to feel more successful.  I typically use strategies like "think/pair/share" or tasking students with writing ideas on their mini whiteboards as we write. These are easy ways to keep them engaged in the shared process.

Sometimes, I have the students write each sentence that we construct together immediately after I write it, but this experience was a little different.  As the students copied the complete paragraph onto their own writing paper, I walked around and stapled a cute little poem to their bag.




I found this cute little poem here.  The kids are very excited to sprinkle it on their "lawns" {in the desert, most of us have rocks, not lawns}!

Toodles!
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4 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed the packet. I love the Santa Sack idea. My students always love using magazines.
    Thanks for the shout out!

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    1. You bet! Thank you for creating an easy to use, easy to understand packet!

      Aimee

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  2. I can't wait to use the math game with my kids in math stations next week. :) Thank you for sharing! It's adorable. ;)
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    1. You're so welcome! I hope the kids enjoy the game!!

      Aimee

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