We had our first Author's Celebration today. Student authors shared a favorite page from their stories in our Author's Circle. Then authors met in partnerships to read stories in their entirety to peers and family members during our Partner Read. Then we all gathered in our classroom library to applaud each author as he/she added her published piece to our classroom collection of books. We concluded the celebration with a toast and treat. We are so proud of the hard work of all of our authors. After the celebration each student met with a teacher for a writing conference. During this conference students selected a favorite piece to keep in their portfolios and put the rest of the stories in their cubbies to take home. Students also worked with a teacher to reflect on their writing work and come up with new individual writing goals.
The first grade and kindergarten students of the Otter class invite you to explore our site and enjoy this reflection of our school life.
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