It's about time, teachers... to finish up Sneaker Day.
It's never too early to start your class writing stories. For Sneaker Day, bring in an old, worn out, holey pair of sneakers. Write a story as a whole class, giving the sneakers a history from the day they were made until today.
Older and/or more capable students could write a chapter a day, giving you, the teacher, the opportunity to model writing traits and to "think out loud" as you record their ideas. Younger and/or less capable students could write a simple story about who wore the sneakers, where they have traveled, how the sneakers got their holes, etc. Again, acting as the recorder, the teacher should model her thinking as she write the children's ideas.
Another activity for Sneaker Day is to give each child a blank sneaker outline.
Ask them to design a new sneaker that is especially for school children. What would they include in their special sneaker? A calculator? A ruler? A computer? A pencil sharpener? . . . Extend this activity by having the students write about their sneaker's features.
Hopefully, you can use these Sneaker Day ideas to get your new school year off on the right foot!
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