Jesus Follower. Wife. Mom. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. Second Grade Teacher. Pianist. Singer. Avid Reader. Dog Lover.
I married my sweetheart 27 yrs ago. We have an amazing son! We live next door to my parents and 3 miles from my hubby's mom. Family is very important to me. We have 3 dogs~I love my fur- babies! I enjoy reading, playing piano, hiking, riding bicylces, roller skating, and kayaking. I need to do those things more! Blogging is my new favorite pasttime. I teach second grade~my students are the BEST! Most importantly, Jesus loves me~and I love Him. He loves you, too!
My marvelous student teacher taught a lesson today on persuasive writing. She read Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late between exploratory classes and lunch. When writing time rolled around, she told the children that we all have opinions and want to share them. She reminded them of the Pigeon story and how much they enjoyed it. Then she played this:
After watching the video clip twice, the children wrote their persuasive paragraph about whether they'd let the pigeon drive the bus trying to convince the reader to do the same. :) This was precious and hilarious at the same time. The children were sooooo excited and all of them except one finished. Even my struggling writers wrote! The one who did not finish has troubles. :( What a fantastic way to introduce persuasive writing! Try it! :)