Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Writing Workshop in Action

Leah Mermelstein was in Vermont and she hung out with my first graders!  We were so lucky.
Thinking and getting started.
 Quietly working, lots of thinking and sketching.
 Conferencing with Sam or is it Seth?
 Sharing our work, wow the details...
Thank you Leah for a great visit.  We are continuing our work every day.  The kids want to know when you will be back again.  They all want to share with you.  I want to know how you created the magical quiet in my classroom.  I can't seem to duplicate it.

A very cool class!
 Silly Sally went to town walking backwards upside down all the way to Open House.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Internet Project.
W's are all waiting, watching, wondering "Where in the world will we wind up?"
Our W envelopes waiting with wiggle worms ready to go!  They were sent out on Tuesday and should arrive within a week to wonderful classrooms across North America.  We are all waiting watching and wondering what the rest of the alphabet will look like.
Thanks to Brooke Perry over at Primary Perspective for creating and setting up this project.  I love making connections with other classrooms.  I am hoping to Skype with another classroom in the project. This has been a great project!

We have had some beautiful fall weather this week. I'm hoping it continues.



  1. Looks like things are going well in your classroom so far. I love your watermelon W's! I sure wish I would have been paying more attention when Brooke set that up. Maybe next year...Love the "cool kids" picture and your kiddos walking upside down-so cute! :)

  2. Hi Claire,
    I loved coming to your classroom and I hope I get to visit again. Your kids are just amazing and what you have done with them in a short time is fantastic.

  3. Thanks for your kind words girls.

  4. I'm looking for the address labels for the project. Are they on your blog somewhere. Thanks!!