During writing we have been learning about similes and… snowballs?
First, let’s focus on similes. These are techniques that can make our writing more descriptive.
Here is an example from Braedon:
The creature’s enormous eyes were as bright as the sun.
Sometimes we need to move a little bit in the afternoons. It gets hard to do our best work if we are sitting too long. So, we have been having “snowball” fights in our classroom!
Well, they aren’t really snowballs. First we do some writing work on a small piece of paper. Then we crumple up the paper. These are our “snowballs.”
When Mr. Salsich gives the signal we throw our snowballs around the room and at each other. After everyone gets a few throws, Mr. Salsich gives another signal and we stop and pick up the nearest snowball. Then we gather on the carpet and share what other people wrote on their snowball.
It is a fun way to get some movement and share our ideas.
Here are some similes from the students about what the room was like when we were writing our similes:
The classroom was as quiet as a cat stalking its prey. – Joey
The room was as quiet as a butterfly – Shea
The students were very quiet, like an owl flying – Creighton
And here are some similes about what the room was like during our snowball fight:
Suddenly the classroom was as loud as 25 lions roaring! – Taylor
The classroom got extremely loud, like a cannonball smashing into a brick wall - Chris.
All of a sudden, the room was as loud as a herd of buffalo! – Kayla