I wanted to share just a few of my faves from the workshop.....one is using jewels.
I glue these on their papers for a number of reasons and boy do they love it!! (believe it or not, even the boys!) Some of the reasons they get "sparkles" are: using sizzling vocab, using 1 of many creativity skills, a one time when, made a mind movie....You get the idea. It really helps their writing too! Some of my kids were good but just did the bare minimum to get by.....that changed when the people sitting next to them had papers covered with gems:)
Another thing I like to do is IF they indent I punch holes (where they indented) and tie in some curling ribbon. Again, they love this and my lazy indenters (is that a word??) remember and take the time quickly:)
I also have made several Vocabulators!! Kids love these. (here are some pics, they aren't mine:( I'll put out pics of mine when I can get into my classroom) They are great to intro words to replace those overused words:)
Finally, a new addition to all my writing goodies are writing stickers:) I can't take the credit for this. Judy at KinderTastic blogged about these last week. I checked it out and loved them! They are great to use to point out the positive during those writing conferences. She has hers posted for Kinders here. I teach 4th so had to adapt them for my peeps. The lingo I use on my stickers is what I use with my students. They're my freebie today:) You can print them on labels or just on regular paper and tape them to their papers:) I also have a set of stickers for sizzlin vocab but for some reason...can't get them to download to google docs:( So, if you would like those too, just give me your email and I will gladly email them to you:))