Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sponge Capsule Writing

My wonderful student teacher, Ms. W, just did the most creative writing activity with my kiddos! After visiting Target (We love Target!) she picked up these jungle themed sponge capsules.  During a group meeting the kids gathered around and they anxiously awaited what type of animal their capsule would end up turning into.  Just in case you are not familiar with these types of capsules...you just put them in warm water and as the capsule melts away a sponge animal emerges. 



Once all of the animals had emerged they brainstormed some story ideas about the different types of animals. Each kiddo then completed the following writing template about their animal. 


Here's a few of  the finished writing samples...
My animal is a giraffe. It is red and it is sparkly!  I like tall animals because  sometimes  I even think about going under a giraffe!



Alligators live in the swamp.  They have sharp teeth. They eat meat and they eat snakes. And they eat rats.

This upcoming week will be our last week of jungle activities. I can't wait to see what Ms. W has in store for them! I know we have a few more writing and art projects that are in the works and I can't wait to share them with you. Until then...have a great week!
                                                   Mrs. M

9 comments:

  1. What a fun writing activity!! I'm definetly going to do this with my class. Thanks for sharing!
    Connie:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  2. How fun! What fabulous writers you have!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  3. Cute activity! I am sure the kids loved seeing the animals grow!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  5. Thanks everyone! I will pass these comments on to Ms. W! I hope that I can find these capsules again next year...this is one I want to repeat! =)

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  6. Your blog is too cute! Thank you for stopping by & following my blog...I'm following you too!
    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids

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  7. Super Cute Activity!

    Sue
    theverybusykindergarten

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