We used interactive writing(without sharing the pen)-teacher and students typing while students dictating on the smartboard to think through our beginning, middle and end of the story. Then, we printed them out and added the sequence to the tree. Everyone colored their own buttons and garland to add to the tree. Last, we printed out the cover and added the trunk. Most people liked our tree. The winning tree was created by the students in 108 who used non-fiction stories about stars to decorate their tree.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Our Christmas Tree Creation
During the first week of December, Robinson had a schoolwide contest to create a Christmas Tree with a Children's Literature Theme. For our classroom, the children voted and the book they wanted to use was Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Here is our tree: