And...drum roll, please....we have pictures! My August craft project was my classroom. I reorganized furniture, created new bulletin boards and lots of little touches. Here is my favorite project.
It's my Wonderful Word Choice Wall. Each pocket has a tired, boring and/or overused word on the outside. The sticks filling it include more interesting and exciting words to take its place in student writing. You can't see them, but there are blank sticks below for students to add to the pockets throughout the year. We are beginning our Word Choice unit next week in writing, and I'm hoping they will begin to get good use out of this project.