If you want to teach me to write, first you have to love me. ~AVI

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Celebrating March

    Slices are totaled. Slices are ordered. Tomorrow I will dine with twelve month-long slicers. This group of fourth grader writers is quite proud of their accomplishments. I am not only impressed with their month-long dedication, but also their on-going enthusiasm for writing. They are eager to take risks and try new ideas. Slicers wrote about many different topics:
·      Small moments
·      A favorite memory
·      Spring’s arrival!!
·      Playing outside
·      Reflections on events of the day
·      Responses to books
·      Playing an instrument
·      Joining band
·      Going to dinner
·      Favorite foods
·      Special friends
·      Beloved pets
·      Family
·      Quotes
·      Vacation
·      Traveling
      Slicers wrote in a variety of genres:
·      Lists
·      Articles
·      Fiction
·      List poems
·      Things to do poems
·      Free verse poems
·      Acrostics
·      Letters

     Tomorrow we will celebrate and share our March accomplishments  
with a pizza party. We have marched into a new challenge for April: “Poem-a-Day.” The excitement is growing to share some extra poetry-love this month. I am hoping to write several poems each week. However, a handful of students are off and running with three poems under their belt! I promise to post some student poems throughout the month. Their voices and passions shine brightly and are sure to move your heart and put a smile on your face.



  1. Way to get the kids slicing! What fun topics.

  2. Can I use this for the newsletter? You can other info too. So much good writing going on in your classroom! Congratulations to all your slicers!

  3. Hooray for you and your students!!! What an accomplishment and a beginning to some great writers. Looking forward to reading their poems (and yours too).