We started off by brainstorming special things about their mom. The only rule was that it could not be something their mom bought for them. We thought about special times together, birthday traditions, how they care for us when we're sick, etc. I always model by brainstorming about my mom, and they love hearing about her.
"She always makes me chicken noodle soup when I am sick."
Gets rearranged to become:
"When I am sick, she makes me chicken noodle soup.
When I taught fourth grade, we used Glogster for our final copies.
Our third graders also know how to use Open Office. They were very comfortable using it, so we just went with that. Here's one sweet kiddo's list:
These top ten lists make wonderful Mother's Day gifts, but I think they would make a great end of the year reflection, too. Check back this week for more Mother's Day ideas!