Everyone except first graders, that is. Okay, okay, they have opinions & lots of them, but mine seem to have a hard time distinguishing opinion from fact.
I know a lot of grown ups that only know facts, as their opinions are fact for sure (ahem), but my little ones seem to have the same problem.
We have been working on this for a while, and I still had some that just couldn't quite get it.
Then, in stepped my wonderful colleague, KJ. She's a genius, I tell you!
She came up with this awesome activity & I had to share with you. :)
Do you know the book Duck! Rabbit!?
You can watch the little video of it here:
The kids each got a template & had to "turn it into" a duck or rabbit...whichever they thought it was! It was so much fun to hear them talk about and justify their thinking.
Then, they had to write. Yes, write.
They started with their opinion of what their animal was. Then, they have to back it up with at least three supporting details. This part wasn't easy, but it worked really well! I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled with how well they did this.
The finished product was too cute!
Rabbits obviously rock!
Don't you just LOVE the teeth on this one?? HAHA!
We clearly had more rabbits than ducks. KJ said she always makes her own model a duck so there aren't so many rabbits, but I loved the way it turned out ! It was a fun way to celebrate spring, and a great way to work on our opinion writing, too. :)
If you want the template for the duck, click <HERE>!
If you would like the Duck or Rabbit sheet to go with it, click <HERE>!
So, that's it! Easy, cute, and the kids had so much fun with it!
Well, time to get going... I had the best time tonight catching up with one of my oldest and dearest lifelong friends who was in town for the day, and I am just plain pooped. Time for some mindless TV and to figure out what on earth I'm going to where to work tomorrow. Do any of y'all struggle with this?? I feel like I have nothing to wear, even though I'm only slightly addicted to shopping. :)
Have a happy Wednesday! We're on the downhill to Spring Break, baby...3 more days! :)
Thanks for stopping by....