On Pintrest, I saw a picture of a bulletin board labeled, Don’t Monkey Around, Reach Your Goals! The teacher took pictures of her students hanging from the monkey bars.
LOVED IT! Brilliant! After all, how on earth can little ones not be inspired to write after hanging upside down and all around on the MONKEY BARS??? Especially if your teacher is busy saying “freeze!” to try and get a snapshot?
Warning: Do not take pictures of students on the monkey bars if any other classes are also outside. I think that we made quite the commotion and had lots of students from other grades trying to get in the pictures! (can’t blame ’em!) Little did they know this was actually our part of our brainstorming for our writing!
Check out this student’s writing:
Don’t monkey around. We’re serious about school. I always bring my homework home. I always don’t talk when the teacher is talking. (We know what he means!) I do my classroom promise. I do my serious business. I sign my assignment notebook. And the star folder. We did a teacher test. School homeowrk is serious business. It’s fun in 3rd grade!