Friday, October 12, 2012

Bandaid Stories

     We just finished our first unit in writing: Launching Writer's Workshop & published our first piece. So, I took a break from those lessons to have a little fun. Today, I began writing time with the poem Bandaids by Shel Silverstein. It reminds me so much of first graders who need a bandaid for the smallest of boo-boos.  Following the poem, I wrote about a small moment when I got hurt falling down the front steps on my way to school one day. Of course, I had to mention how Mr. Todd (that's what they call my hubby & they think he is the coolest) ran to the rescue with bandaids!   Following my story, I began drawing my setting and then pulled out 2 colorful bandaids. I placed theme on the paper to represent me and one on the paper to represent Mr. Todd. I quickly added arms, legs, and wiggly eyes. I heard giggles and other signs of excitement. They couldn't wait to start their own story.  

And Happy Anniversary to my hubby of 21 years.  I think you are pretty cool, too!



  1. Very cute! I might have to try that with my kids, soon. I like how you showed examples of kids at different levels.
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  2. Oh this is adorable! So cute! I will definitely be sharing this with teachers at my school who teach kindergarten and 1st!


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  3. Hi Tamera,
    I just LOVE the band-aid stories. How cute!!
    I've also just "Boo'd" you. Hop on over to my blog to find out more :)

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  4. Super cute writing idea! Thanks for sharing.