Monday, October 5, 2015

Heart Maps

Writer's Workshop has launched in room 116. Students filled in heart maps with topics that they love. These ideas will serve as "seeds" for future writing pieces.
Our heart maps show what is close to our hearts: people, places, events, and memories.

 After finishing our heart maps we chose one "seed" to draw a detailed picture of. We labeled our picture to give the reader more information. Next, we used these pictures to add a caption and practiced going through the writing process. Check out how this caption was revised and edited. Only step left is to publish. Twenty plus days down and we are already becoming excellent writers.


  1. Hello Miss Klipfel's Class! I love seeing your heart maps and seed papers. Great work on your writing and detailed drawings !!
    Did you know the birthday when you turn the same age as your birthdate is called your golden birthday? Happy Golden Birthday to Davis who is 7 on the 7th !!! I hope you have a great day with your room 116 classroom friends. Love, Davis' Mom!

  2. Hello Miss Klipfel's 1st grade class!! I heard that 1st grade is "the best grade ever!" I was excited to learn that you Skyped with another 1st grade class from Texas! I am curious if their accents were different than ours?

    I love seeing pictures of all of you and your great work! Love, Anna's Mom :-)

    1. 1st grade is the BEST EVER! Our skype friends in Texas had a little bit of an accent but not too noticeable. I wonder if they noticed any Boston accents in our classroom.

      Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving us a comment!
      Miss Klipfel's 1st Graders