That last post got a little long (and probably all my entries get a little too long!), so I figured I’d share the last part in another story.
On Day 3, after we had gotten back into our notebooks, I found a way to easily share our writing with a random partner. When I made our tiny notebooks (by cutting regular spiral notebooks in half), I was looking at the halves and thinking about how they could be put back together…
So kiddos found their sharing partner by finding the writer who had the other half of their notebook. So quick and so cool!
They shared their entry with their halfsies partner and had some great conversations!
Next time they are supposed to find their other halfsies partner (because there are 2 notebooks of each color), and we could match up in a couple of other ways. SO glad this happy accident happened. So simple but very useful. 🙂
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“Halfsies partner” makes me laugh! Love how your students get excited about writing! Totally related yo your modeling that excitement to them..
Thanks! It’s super fun to say. And yes, I hope that’s true.