Last week in writing we learned 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 Sandy:
And here is one from Kali:
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 bunch of throws, Mr. Salsich gives another signal and we stop and pick up the nearest snowball. Then we gather in a circle 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 how quiet the room was when we were writing our similes:
And here are some similes about how loud the room was during our snowball fight: