The kids were awfully wild today. I get it...testing was done and it took a lot of their concentration! But geez, Louise...I had to assign homework just to get them back in the learning mode.
We had a little fun today. We talked about persuasive texts (not writing!!) and prepared our new lapbooks for our lesson tomorrow. I love lapbooks! They seem to be all the rage here in blog-land! So, I decided to try it with my students. I couldn't afford to use a file folder for each student--it's the end of the year and I don't have that many left! But...I do have a bunch of 11x20 manilla construction paper packets. We used those!! They worked very well, I think!!
Instead of printing out material for students to glue into their lapbooks, we made foldables that we are going to complete tomorrow. We are going to cut the tabs on the red foldable and fill out all of the information! The blue and green foldables open up to reveal 8 sections!!! Awesomeness!!! My kids are foldable experts, so they were pretty quick at getting these things together!
Tomorrow I will post the open foldables! I'm really excited and my kids love the lapbook idea as well!
As we talked about persuasive texts today, I used the example of the abused animals commercial and how it appeals to your emotions. I told the kids that using emotion helps the charity collect money or donations. So, that leads me to this quote...
I have never met anyone who wanted to save the world without my financial support. ~Robert Brault