I've been thinking ahead to next year and changing things up a bit. I just created these fun writing papers that I plan to use for Work on Writing during Daily Five. I thought they would make for fun journal or class book pages too! You can download the previews at my shop at Teachers Pay Teachers for a fun doodle freebie!
On another note, today was the last day of school and the kids had a blast with shaving cream on their desks. Rather than a free for all of flying foam, I decided to make this a structured activity and I was pleased with how well it went. Each child was given a pretty generous squirt of the stuff and, like clouds, asked to imagine what it looked like. Next they were allowed to touch it with one finger. We shared describing words as a class. Next, one hand went in, then two....they could hardly stand the wait! Then the fun part~spreading it all out and drawing pictures and writing in it! It was a super fun activity and more controlled than usual which made for better clean up afterward. Note to self to do it that way again next year!