Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tried It Tuesday (Thursday)

Sorry I'm two days late to my BBB Holly's Tried It Tuesday! I actually "TRIED" this last week, but I've been overwhelmed with meetings, conferences, planning, open house, soccer, cleaning my house, the list goes on and on! It always takes me a while to get back in the swing of things at the beginning of the year! I wanted to share on Holly's fantastic linky something new I've tried this year.
I introduced my students to Jivey's Mentor Sentences! I dabbled a little with it at the end of the year just based on Jivey and Collaboration Cuties' introduction to mentor sentences and how they used it in their classroom. After getting my hands on Jivey's first mentor sentence pack I knew I wanted to implement them into my instruction. Her instructions are so explicit and clear, I felt ready to go!
Here are some photos from each day:
Monday & Tuesday:
Student sample:

Wednesday & Thursday:
Featured student sentences:

I was very pleased with the way my first full week went! I have never used or been a fan of DOL because I've never seen any transfer into my students' writing. These sentences focus on the great qualities of writing and allow students the opportunity to write their own amazing sentence.
I love my BBB Jivey and her Mentor Sentences!
Check out all the great ideas that have already been "tried" at Fourth Grade Flipper!


  1. Hooray!!!! Check out your awesome students' sentences! Wowee!! You should be proud. Thank you so much for the shout-out. Love you RIGHT BACK! xoxo

  2. This is great. I just worked through our first week of Mentor Sentences with my kiddos. I'm looking forward to blogging about it this weekend.

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  3. I love your pictures from your first week of mentor sentences! I started this week too and I am LOVING them! The students seem to be liking it too! I can't wait to see where they will be by January. :)
    I hear you on being overwhelmed. I even had a day off yesterday because my daughter has a nasty cold. A couple much needed projects were accomplished around the house but overall the blog and house is taking the back burner to lesson plans, grading, meetings, kid schedules, etc.
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