Friday, March 11, 2011

Lost {and Found} Writing

This past week we read the story Lost! by David McPhail in our reading series.  In the story a bear gets lost when he ventures into the big city and a boy helps him find his way home.  Once he gets back to the forest safely the boy discovers he is now lost and the bear vows to help him find his way home. 

It’s a very cute story and hopefully your 1st grader will read it to you over the weekend!!!

To go along with the theme of the story we did several {LOST} writing activities this week.  We wrote about something special that we have lost and we wrote about a time that we have been lost. 

Our BIG writing activity involved a LOST and FOUND box.  It was full of items that a 1st grader might lose.DSCN4470Our job was to create a story about the item we chose from the LOST and FOUND box.  We used a graphic organizer to plan our story.  We had to tell what the item was, who lost it, what they were doing when they lost it, who found the item and where the item was found.  We really had to use our imagination on this activity!!!DSCN4476   After we completed our graphic organizer we used it to help us write a story.  Our stories turned out SO great that we asked Mr. Mountain {our principal} if we could hang them up by the LOST and FOUND at our school.

These are my FABULOUS 1st Grade Writers . . . aren’t they a cute bunch!!!!DSCN4478

15 comments:

Cathy Hammett said...

Love your organizer and writing template. Can you post a copy of them? We are reading Lost this week and I'd love to include this writing topic in the writing workshop.

Kelly Bumgardner said...

Hi Cathy . . . I would be glad to share them with you. Just send me an email and I will forward them to you.

Kelly
kbumgardner@usd266.com

Melissa said...

Hello! I just came across your blog and I love this idea. We read this story and looking ahead I was wondering if I could have a copy of your printables? My e-mail is mjanson@oh.rr.com You blog is great!

Sam said...

This is such a cute idea! I would love to be able to use this in my own classroom. May I have a copy of the organizer and writing template, please?

My email is littlepoet_91@hotmail.com

Thanks!
-Sam

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your writing activity with LOST! Would be willing to share the templates? danawoodle@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly, we are reading Lost! this week and I really love your activity. Could I have a copy of the templates? My email is mar_lo28@yahoo.com

Martha

Kaylie said...

Could I also get a copy of these templates? I would love to try these activities with my students!

Thanks!

-Kaylie
WalkerK@msd321.com

SWADE said...

I would love a copy of your templates also. We are reading this this week.
swade@ccboe.com
Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

Brittany Jones said...

I love this idea! We are about to work on this story. May I have a copy of the organizer and the writing template?
brittany.jones@ocps.net

Brittany Jones said...

I love your idea and activity! We are about to start this story. May I have a copy of the organizer and writing template?
Thanks
brittany.jones@ocps.net

Brittany Jones said...

I love your idea! We are about to start this story. May I have a copy of your organizer and writing template?
Thanks
brittany.jones@ocps.net

Jenni said...

This is precious! I love the idea! I'd love a copy of the graphic organizer if you don't mind sharing! Thanks!
clark.jenni@gmail.com

lovecatz said...

I love your writing activity. I am new to 1st grade this year and would love a copy if you don't mind sharing. My email is russ_debbie@sbcglobal.net
Thank You!

Anonymous said...

I am currently student teaching and my first graders just read Lost. I came across your writing activity and love it. I would love to use this with the class if you wouldn't mind sharing. My email is kc25435@gulls.salisbury.edu

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful idea. Would you please forward a copy of the writing templates? thanks shegarty@ptd.net