I have posted about Writer's Workshop before and you can check it out HERE. But this LINKY inspires me to post about Writer's Notebooks again!
Once again, I want to remind you that a Writer's Notebook is a place where kids put SEEDS for writing! Things that may turn into an idea later or into more well developed writing later!
I have teachers make their own Writer's Notebooks in my Leach's Literacy Trainings and their first page looks like this...
Do you have seeds for writing in your Writer's Notebook? Do you need some ideas that could bloom later into great pieces of writing? Let's see if we can get you a few!
"Boo Boo Map"
Kids love to talk about Boo Boos and all kids have had them! "When I fell off my bike!" or "When I fell off the swing" etc. So let them list it out. You can get band aids at the Dollar Tree (I just found this stickers on a roll for $2.00 so I bought them).
"Oh the Places I Go"
Do you ever feel like you were JUST THERE? You know... the grocery store... the dry cleaner... the post office... where do you find yourself all the time? Make a list of those things in your Writer's Notebook. Kids can think of the places they go often... stories are hidden at those places.
"50 Reasons Why I Love You"
You know this idea! It is going around Pinterest on playing cards. 52 cards, so 52 reasons. Not as cute, but just as effective. I have a list in my notebook of 52 Reasons Why I Love Texas (I did find a set of Yellow Rose playing cards and I have plans to make the craft some day too). What do you love? Your husband? Daughter? Son? Mother? Pick a topic and start your list of 52 Reasons.