Saturday, August 27, 2016

Writing samples

So... woke up early on this beautiful, cool Saturday morning, and decided I'd get the yuck out of the way first --- grading baseline piece of writing. I got through it pretty quickly, and I'm glad I went ahead and did it because I got a few chuckles. 



Right in the middle of this piece: "I did a gasp. Then I said wow!!!"

And this one, "I pinched myself. Owch! Ouch! Nope I am not dreaming.

Another child wrote, "I am going on a hike. I forgot I was going home. I was like all men." Does this mean Amen? because he's so happy he remembered to go home?? Just using that, if that's what it's suppose to say, is certainly interesting word choice. 

One girl started hers with "There was a shooting star..." but it went downhill from there. 

Another student, one of my sweet ESL kiddos, said "we teleported to the fishing place." Wow! Love it!

Another ESL student added dialog! Whoo hoo. {No quotation marks, but I'm so happy about the dialog!!!}

One little friend added "zzzzz" for snoring. Ha, made me laugh!

I had another friend that used lots of colons. Pretty good for a 2nd grader -- except they are in the weirdest places: it jumped up and down and then: someone...

And I realize why some of my friends have a hard time spelling: "In din we wint..."  Translation: And then we went. Probably the way he actually talks, if I listened closely.

I'm overall happy with these -- and I was thinking -- I need to send the first grade teachers a happy note and let them know their work is appreciated!

Hope you feel appreciated today! 








3 comments:

  1. That is a great start to a Saturday morning! Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Alyce

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  2. We first grade teacher love notes like that. :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing your experience of the classroom teaching here. Being a first grade teacher surely has its challenges but it is also very rewarding as we can see here. Reading the notes of your kids was also exciting for me. In fact, it was the highlight of my day. The kids’ writing may seem funny now but wait till you what they will have to write in high school and you will be amazed how many of them will make the list of best writers. Some students do try to find best IT resume writers review online before writing their essays but it only shows that they are doing all the research needed.

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