One of the coolest things about my new school is the Literacy class for Specials. I think it's fantastic that the kids take their writing journals to this Specials class and the teacher helps them with literacy and writing! This helps reinforce SO many of the things I'm trying to teach them. Plus, she tells them so many cute sayings to help them remember to "spice up" their writing.
One of the things she told them last week was, "Don't write a blue door sentence." Of course, I was stumped. Huh??? Blue door??? Then she explained...when you write a sentence like "I see the blue door," it's boring. But when you use descriptive words, you can turn that boring sentence into a masterpiece! "I can only imagine what intriguing discovery will be behind the mysterious sky blue door." See?! I loved it! And my kids even say to each other in class, "You better change that blue door sentence!"
Here's a lesson I did with my kids to show them just how much pizazz and spice you can add to your stories:
My kids even told me they wanted to go to sleep during my story on the left, but that they couldn't wait to hear what was next in my story on the right. :) I'm posting a descriptive word freebie tomorrow to go with this lesson. Now, off to Curriculum Night 'til 8pm!