In 3/4B we all want to be amazing writers. We decided that great writing comes from having great ideas, but we needed to practice more on getting great ideas. These past two weeks, we have been practicing brainstorming!
We have used all sorts of different techniques: Mindmaps, iPad Apps, Drawing, Colouring, Writing, anything that helps us get our ideas down. We also learned that every idea counts and that we shouldn’t get rid of an idea if we think it is not as clever as the rest. We decided that brainstorming should NOT be perfect.
One of the crazy techniques that Mrs Murphy had us try was becoming a character for the topic we are brainstorming. This weeks topic was: Should we grow our own vegies. We either had to agree or disagree and then write a speech from our character. We then shared our speeches with each other.
One of our favourite characters was Anna’s Irish Farmer (I wonder where she learned the accent from?)