Sunday, June 17, 2012
Writing With Pete Is More Fun!
I must confess. I had kids begging me for "Pete paper" for writing all year and I never created it in an organized fashion. I think Makda makes the cutest Pete writing at his desk and I just realized I could create monthly writing samples that teachers could keep under clothespins and add on to until the end of the year. I use to do this but in my room I had limited wall space and gave this up. Don't make the same mistake. Administrators love to come in and look at these throughout the year and see the progress individual kids have made. In kindergarten the changes can be enormous and the kids get a kick out of seeing their own growth. On each page is the name of the month (slamming in that calendar work), a frame for drawing in (we now know how crucial this piece is to the writing process), a primary line for their writing, and a space for their name. I love seeing how their signature matures over the year. Pete is just the "theme" I used to motivate young writing to keep on trying. I have a seasonal icon on each page too but nothing that is related to religious holidays. On the final page is a writing award to give each student in your class to celebrate their hard work. I will post this in my store today. I hope this is something you can use in the fall!