After our brainstorm session, I gave them a circle map to fill out. They had to put one word in each circle that reminds them of spring. They were to use this circle map to help them complete a spring writing.
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The next day, I pulled out the watercolors and just let them paint what they wanted, as long as it was a spring theme. They loved having a chance to free paint.
This was my favorite. A boy flying a kite.
It was a reminder to me that I need to let them have free paint time more often. Has spring sprung where you live?