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Writerly Things That Happened at Lunchtime

Six of my students opted to stay up with me during lunch today.  Two were under the weather and wanted to chill with me; two wanted to finish their reminder posters; the final two wanted to peruse New Moon for Girls to get ideas about writing their own article.

Two of the five kids from the Tuesday Writing Circle finished up their posters today.  They used watercolors to dress-up their messages to themselves.


The two girls who wanted to read New Moon came over to me while I was perusing Ali Edwards’s Recent Post about reflection journals.  I asked them, “Do you think this kind of thing would be good to help you collect more for your memoir over next week’s vacation.”

“Yes!” they said in unison (probably wooed by how beautiful Ali’s journal looks.)  So, I went to Designer Digitals, where I made my first purchase.  At home, this evening, I created two mini jotters for each of these students, who both write every day (already), to see if these little things help them write more reflective entries, about their memoir’s “blob idea” over the vacation.  Here’s what I created:

Each journal was made with a 1" book ring from Staples and some card stock I had at home.
Each journal was made with a 1" book ring from Staples and some card stock I had at home.
A couple of the interior pages that I got from Designer Digitals.
A couple of the interior pages that I got from Designer Digitals.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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