In Writer's Workshop, we are using this really cool tool called a Story Structure Map. It helps us to "plan" our story before we start to write it. Sometimes, we tell a writing partner about our story, using the story structure map. Our writing partner might ask us questions about the details of our story or might even help us to make sure we haven't forgotten anything!
We are also working on a cool Art project during Managed Independent Learning. We are creating a picture in the style of Eric Carle! It is a picture from the story The Tiny Seed. We have completed the background, but still need to paint several papers in order to finish it. Miss Mathieson, the Art teacher, is even letting us paint in her class to help us get it done in time for conferences. It has been a lot of work, but also a lot of fun!