Writing Lists

This was a fun writing lesson that we did for Mother's Day.  It could work well for anytime of the year, though, and I think it would be a super fun end of the year lesson.

Their Mother's Day gifts were the top ten reasons their mom was the best.  So very sweet.  They started off by brainstorming special things about their mom.  The only rule was that it could not be something their mom bought for them.

We thought about special times together, birthday traditions, how they care for us when we're sick, etc.

The next step was to write it.  This is a great time to teach kids about rearranging sentences.  Otherwise, all of your sentences will start with "she" or "my mom."

When I taught fourth grade, we used Glogster for our final copies.

This year, we had just recently learned to use Open Office.  They were very comfortable using it, so we just went with that.  Here's one sweet kiddo's list:

It was a wonderful Mother's Day gift, but I think it would make a great end of the year reflection, too.  13 more days, but who's counting, right?