Can You Blow a Bubble?
Hello everyone! Today was a really fun day! I decided for our last expository piece of writing for the week, we would explain how to blow a bubble. One of my students, Alex, said, “I don’t know how to blow a bubble!” So I did what I thought was best… I brought gum to school! The kids were thrilled! We chewed and we chewed and we chewed. Then we blew and we blew and we blew.
Every good teacher knows, you can play hard, but you need to work harder. After the madness of chewing gum in class and attempting to form a bubble died down, we got down to business. The students used their background knowledge (acquired mere seconds before) to produce a rough draft of their expository writing piece. After we edited and revised our work, it was time to publish it, in our best handwriting, on a nice piece of paper.
The great thing about my kids is that they are all very sweet and encouraging. Even my shyest students feel comfortable speaking in front of the class because of the safe community atmosphere we have constructed inside of our classroom.