My 1st graders continue to have a lot of fun with the Interactive Writing.  We are working on poems out of a nursery rhyme book, which is nice because most of the poems are semi-familiar to all of the kids.  They are able to pick up on the words in the poem quicker than other poems.  This makes it nice for them to practice 1:1, directionality, and fluency.

And I don’t quite know why, but they sure love writing about putting food on the characters or visiting fast food restaurants.  But you know what?  I’ll take it.  I’m seeing smiles on their faces as they are developing a love for reading and developing a love for writing.  What more could a reading teacher ask for?