Before we chose our topics for the Personal Narratives we are going to write, we worked very hard on "planting seeds" in our writers' notebooks. We made lists and wrote little snippets. For example we wrote about: special people, places and things, things we love, things that annoy us, things we are scared of, our best life events, worst life events, and other things that sparked memories in our lives. We also decorated the covers of our notebooks collage style to make them uniquely ours.
Decorating our notebooks......
We also made a list in our notebooks of our hopes and dreams for 3rd grade. Then we picked one that our number one hope and dream for the year. We drew self-portraits to go along with our hopes and dreams.