Schaaf/Washington Mother's Day Projects
1st Graders have worked very hard with their writing about their moms. The idea stemmed from The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Her poetic and descriptive writing gave us a template to use in our own writing. The children worked on brainstorming VERBS and ADJECTIVES about their moms on the idea wall, we also created WORD CLOUDS with awesome words about our moms.
The children used the ideas on the idea wall to begin their writing in a power writing fashion. This is something that they learn in their classroom and it was seamlessly integrated into the lab.
After the children finished their piece of writing, we used Garage Band to record their voice and upload to the website. Each child will submit a picture of their mom, I'll post it to my website, hyperlink the image of the mom to the voice recording, and send out the page to the parents for mother's day!
There's nothing better than hearing the voice of a child!