Grade 3 Goes Big

The Grade 3 class had their first ‘Big Write’ on Wednesday. The aim of a Big Write is to increase stamina, confidence, and willingness to try anything as a writer. The children began by viewing a picture on the SMARTBoard to serve as a kickstart for their imagination. Big Writes are different than most of our other writing exercises because we don’t follow the formal writing process; we don’t brainstorm first, we just jump right in! We will be building our stamina from 4 minutes to 20 minutes by the end of Term 2. You’ll notice in the photos below that the children chose different tools available in the classroom (alternative seating, privacy boards and clipboards) to help them feel comfortable and ready to write. Go Grade 3 writers!

Emily Blackwood
Grade 3 Teacher
Children’s Garden School