I am beyond excited for next week because we will be writing in our writer's notebooks for the very first time. Last week we covered the notebooks but next week we will dive in and learn what can be found in a writer's notebook and begin to live a writer's life.
One of the lessons that we will do next week involves thinking about yourself and coming up with words that describe you or questions you have about yourself. I found this terrific video from the artist Will.i.am (doesn't his name just make you think of poetry and self-expression?) singing the song "What I Am." This goes along perfectly with our lesson on Friday. Even if it is Sesame Street, I want the kids to pay attention to the words and how they match the characters, not the fact that Bert and Ernie are singing. I want the kids to think about what words they would use to describe themselves if they were in the song.
Here's the video. Enjoy!