Sunday, November 12, 2017

Let's Celebrate Day on Writing 2017!

It's time to CELEBRATE This Week with Ruth Ayres from Discover. Play. Build.  Every week Ruth invites us to share our celebrations from the week and link up at her blog. What a fun way to reflect on everything there is to be thankful for. 

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This week I'm celebrating Day on Writing 2017!

*throws confetti*

On Tuesday, we celebrated our first ever Day on Writing at Carl Sandburg Middle School! It was such a blast. I had an amazing time spending the day with students and talking about writing. We kicked off the day with everyone watching this video and brainstorming ideas to write about in hoemroom.

Then students used sensory details to write about a memory that has shaped them with Maria Villareal, Director of Programs at 826CHI.  

We ended our day with a visit from Kwame Alexander and students sharing their writing with each other. We invited two of our students to introduce Kwame. I'm so proud of them for stepping out of their comfort zones! 

Kwame Alexander!!!!

It was so fun to be able to bring Day on Writing to our middle school. I'm already brainstorming ideas for next year!

What are you celebrating this week?

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