This year all Paddock students have Writer's Workshop in their classrooms.  Students are writing stories about small moments and drawing a picture at the top of the page.  Some teachers asked me to help students learn to draw some basic things to use when drawing the pictures during Writer's Workshop.  One thing we talked about was facial expressions.  If you draw a happy face and your story says  that you were angry it doesn't make a lot of sense.  We practiced DRAWING different facial expressions but first we practiced MAKING different facial expressions.  Students sure get silly when making silly faces!  This lesson was a lot of fun.  Students also got instruction in drawing a person, a dog, a cat and a bird.  They took their "how to draw" handouts with them to keep in their Writer's Workshop folders.

Jill Tewsley
10/1/2008 10:50:44 am

Thanks for posting these updates. It is great to hear about what the kids are doing in your class.

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