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This writing center can be used all year long as a way for students writing narratives to tune into emotions. I use it at the beginning of the year to launch personal narratives. I slowly build out the types of moments as I give an example for each.
I also create class notebooks for each emotion, which you can too! For example, I had a student walk in on cloud nine one morning after getting the chance the night before to meet his favorite basketball player. He went straight over to the "Best Ever Moments" class notebook and wrote about his amazing experience.
The moments included are:
-Worst Ever Moments
-Best Ever Moments
-So In Love Moments (In 2nd grade this means getting a special pet, toy, etc.)
-Special Family Moments
-Family Pet Moments
-First Ever Moments
When setting this writing center up, you can use it as a regular bulletin board, or if you're out of wall space, use it on a tri-fold presentation board for extra convenience!