Yes, I realize I have been slacking on my blog posts. While laziness has definitely played a part in this, I have also felt minimal motivation. I began this blog mostly for myself - something for me to enjoy, hoping that others will gain inspiration from my enjoyment. I don't want it to become simply work. Today, I feel like that motivation has slightly returned! :)
About two weeks ago I put up a bulletin board to display my students' writings about their summers. The bulletin board was my welcome board at the beginning of the year, which I turned into the students' summer reflections. You can see both below!
You may notice I have a mere 7 students this year in my class :).
I had the students write their reflections on ice cream scoops. This idea worked well as the students wanted to write more so that they could fill more scoops! What a great motivation to keep them writing! :) While it might be a little late to do this project in your classroom now, it could be a great one for the end of the year! Leave a comment if you would like the template for the scoops!