For the last week or so, the boys and girls have been writing a letter about the Brag Tags they'd like to earn. Brag Tags are very popular in our class and as the kids will tell you, there's a LOT of them to earn.
I thought it would fun to combine something we have to do (letter writing), with something we're passionate about (those Tags). This activity has been such a hit and what a great way for me to get to know my students!
After learning about the eight steps to letter writing, the kids got to work by brainstorming their ideas. I met with each child and we reviewed their idea webs.
Next, it was time to start writing those letters. After students have finished writing their letters, they move on to the checklist we created together. It's their job to see their work meets expectations before handing it in.
I'll be writing the kids back and giving them some feedback on their work. At that point, they'll bring them home to share with their families. After this, students will be expected to implement their feedback on future writing tasks.