Do you have a writing center in your classroom?
I do and it's been a class favorite every year.
I would have to say that the girls like it a little more than the boys.
There's lots to do at the writing center, so I made an "I Can..." sign to remind my
kids what they can do. I also have lots of supplies available like crayons,
markers, pencils, notepads, envelopes, blank books, word banks,
picture dictionaries, a stapler, tape and lots & lots of paper.
There's also a picture of each student with his/her name posted
as a reference. My picture is also posted with my name.
I have a large, heavy duty mailbox for the kids to put their mail into
and a separate mailbox for me. I love getting mail from my kids.
I try really hard to reply to each and every letter.
The mail is delivered at the end of the day by the mail carrier who
wears a homemade mail bag and postal hat that my mother
made for my class many years ago. The mail carrier takes his/her job very seriously.
If a students writes a book, I try to find time during the day to have him/her share it.
This encourages other kids to write stories. I could go on and on about the wonderful
writing opportunities at the writing center, but I'm sure many of you already know.
Here are some pictures from my writing center.