Anyway. It was one of THOSE mornings. I had made this sheet in advance (I need grades people). I went to copy it before school started and the copy machine was not in a cooperative mood. Normally, we get along, but not that particular morning.
**Random note-In real life, it didn't have this cute background. But why does everything look better with graphics? I always find this to be true on TPT and TN. Why am I so easily swayed by cute clip art and frames? Anyway, you can download my Halloween kit here.
So, I ran back to my room in despair twelve seconds before the kids showed up and improvised. I folded pieces of construction paper into sixths. Then I copied and pasted three off the bottom part of my sheet into a blank document and printed it out on our printer.
**Sorry to our school tech diva who will probably read this and grind her teeth. I was desperate!!!
And you know what? I'm so glad I did. Because they were required to record six snippets of their inner conversation but about 90% (no kidding!!!) recorded way more than that. If I had been stuck with my original sheet, that would have never happened.
After we finished the book, they used their recording sheet to discuss the book in a small group. Y'all, I had to cut them off after awhile. It was a beautiful thing. Then they had to fill out the reflection part and glue it onto their sheet of construction paper.
I wish I had snagged some pictures of the kids work before I sent it home!!! I was on a grading tear (this was done the day before the end of our grading period) so I managed an unheard of same day turn around. After I sent them home, I was screaming why? why? why? This happened silently in my head though. It would have been really weird out loud.
Here's a picture of mine that I recorded to model as I read:
It was a great lesson! This week we're moving onto "Notice When You Lose Your Way". I'll let you know how it goes.