Mrs. Drain Primary 1, 2, 3 - Please check daily
Friday, March 27th
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Degrees and Certifications:
Today's daily journal prompt for grades 1, 2, 3 - Please submit your final copy of your Spring writing piece in an email when completed.
Spring Writing Final Edit's and Publishing:
Today is the day that you finish your Spring Writing! Students will make any last edits that they need to do. Then if you need to rewrite a good copy today you can. The last step is publishing your writing. Today you will share your writing pieces aloud. You can read them to anyone in your family! If you would like to share your writing with me, you can email me a video of youself reading your Spring writing. It is up to you who you would like to read your writing too.
1st level students
Today, first level students will write a concluding paragraph. Your concluding paragraph is a closing that wraps up your writing. Once completed please edit your work and check for correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Please also make sure you check to make sure you are writing complete sentences.
March 26th's daily journal prompt for grades 1, 2, 3 I am asking that you email me today with any finished product since Monday. I can help you with your writing process :)
Editing/Proofreading your Spring Writing:
Here is a video for all students to take a look at focusing on Small Moments when writing.
Check your writing piece. Fix any mistakes. Begin each sentence with a capital letter. Check your spelling. Be sure that each sentence ends with the correct mark.
Tip: As you read your writing, circle words you need to fix or check in a dictionary.
1st level students
Today you will add another paragraph to your Spring writing pieces. For this third paragraph you will be writing about another one of the ideas you wrote down from Monday. Please choose one topic that you wrote down about what you like to do in Spring. It could be about riding your bike, seeing the ice cream man for the first time again, having a barbecue, etc. Make sure you have a topic sentence and at least 3-4 details about that topic. Try to share your experiences during those moments in your writing.
March 25th's daily journal prompt for levels 1, 2, and 3
Revising Spring Writing:
Today is your chance to make it better!
- Rearrange words, sentences or paragraphs.
- Take out or add parts.
- Do more research if you think you should.
- Replace overused or unclear words.
- Read your writing aloud to be sure it flows smoothly.
- Add more voice to your writing. Make your reading come to life!
1st level students
Today you will add another paragraph to your Spring writing pieces. For this second paragraph you will be writing about one of the ideas you wrote down from Monday. Please choose one topic that you wrote down about what you like to do in Spring. Make sure you have a topic sentence and at least 3-4 details about that topic.
March 24th's daily journal prompt for grades 1, 2, 3
Continuing Spring Writing
Today you will continue to work on your Spring Writing.
First level students are writing an introduction paragraph for their Spring Writing. Remember your introduction paragraph should hook the reader's attention. Your introduction tells the reader what your writing will be about. Try to write 4 sentences. Write about the topics you wrote about in yesterday's journal.
Second and third level students will organize their writing into paragraphs. You should use some of the ideas you wrote about in yesterday's journal. Your writing piece should have an introduction, (3) body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Your writing piece should be about 5 paragraphs. Remember your introduction paragraph should hook the reader's attention. Your introduction tells the reader what your writing will be about. Try to write 3-4 sentences. The body paragraphs should be orangized by giving more details about each thing you like to do in Spring. In these body paragraphs is where you can include the senses details you wrote down from yesterday's journal to make your writing more descriptive. Each body paragraph should be 6-8 sentences. Remember to begin each paragraph with a topic sentence and end it with a concluding sentence. Your concluding paragraph is a closing that wraps up your writing.
Today's journal is a rough draft. Focus on getting your ideas and thoughts onto paper. Please use good descriptive words and voice in your writing! Some characteristics of writing that indicate strong voice are:
•if it shows the writer's personality
•it sounds different from everyone else's
•it contains feeling and emotions
•the words come to life
•it comes from the heart.
You are all amazing writers and I see that daily in class! If you would like to submit an email to me with your finished work or at any point in today's writing, I will check it for you and get back to you.
March 23rd's daily journal prompt for grades 1, 2, 3
The first day of Spring was on Thursday, March 19th! In a notebook or on a piece of paper, write ideas down on things you do, see, hear, smell and taste in Spring. Today you will just write a list of ideas. You will use these ideas in your Spring Writing Essay. Remember to practice neat handwriting and spelling! Please check daily for writing assignments.
Please also allow your children if they have access, to use the websites added on this page. I encourage the use of the Scholastic website daily. It provides day to day meaningful lessons and activities. Please have your child read books on a daily basis and write summaries about what they've read in a notebook. Certain websites on Clever such as TrueFlix, Storyline Online, One More Story, and BookFlix provide stories. Upon return to school, they can share it with classmates.
Your child can also log into Clever to use the websites on our class page and the sites we have already have set up for our class. If your child does not know their username and password for Clever please do not hesitate to email me and I will provide you with that information.
Some quick links for educational websites:
IREADY - ELA & MATH LESSONS
SCHOLASTIC - The Scholastic website has great day to day educational activities and lessons. It is also linked with Bookflix and children can read or listen to the stories that match most lessons.