This year I’m starting something new-- Weekend update! This can be used multiple ways.
Here is how I plan on using this product in my own classroom:
Each Friday, students will take home their Weekend Update notebook and will write about one moment from their weekend. It can be their favorite or worst moment or anything in between. On Mondays, during morning meeting we will share. Students will be taught expectations for their weekend writing during the first part of the year, we will teach "small moments" from the Lucy Calkins units of study, and then these will be introduced.
Another way to use this product is to use it as Morning Work on Monday morning. It can be part of your morning routine, you can use it with writing prompts or let the kids write about anything they want.
I hope you’re able to utilize this in your classroom!
*I’m currently in the process of adding a rubric for assessment purposes. Stay tuned for updates!