Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Field Trips (Oh so fun!) & Writing
The kids had a great time, learned a few new things, and got to use some of their knowledge from a couple of our past reading stories (which I was thrilled to see them do)! To make this experience even more meaningful, we'll be using it as a starting point for our next piece of writing - a brochure to share information about the locations we "visited" at camp!
How many of you have used Jog The Web? It's a great resource, especially for those of us with elementary age kids! You can create "webBOOKS" that include specific websites that your students will need for research or other purposes (maybe educational games for centers) and keep the kiddos on safe sites! You can "jog" the one I made for the kids to research the different locations before writing their brochures by clicking here. I made graphic organizers for kids to record their information. They are specific to the location, so probably not useful to many, but this is what they look like. You can leave me a comment if you'd like the power point version. I used the fonts SF Orson Casual Shaded and Annoying Kettle.
I also made 2 different brochure templates (hopefully they'll work when I print and fold)! Each has picture boxes on each panel, one also has lines for writing while the other doesn't. You can download them here.
Brochure Template - Blank and Lined
Don't forget, I love to hear your comments and suggestions! Let me know what you think!
If you've used jog the web in the classroom have you had success with it? any problems? Would you like to use it?