Each group is at the 'work on writing' spot twice a week, so they have plenty of time to pick a prompt, spend quality time writing on it, AND do one of our other writing options. Their new requirement is that they need to turn in one quality response to a prompt each week. This has already been a lot easier to manage than my previous process of searching through our classroom journals or their monthly booklet to see what they worked on for the day. Now I just have one page to seek out per student and they are neatly placed in our "Best Work" basket waiting for me!
Here is one that seriously cracked me up today. The prompt was to use the given design (an oval) to create any picture and then describe the picture.
I didn't get the full picture in this image, but there are sharks swimming in the water too! Here is her description:
Oh my gosh! That guy is surfing a huge wave but he doesn't know how to surf! He wanted to do it because he wanted to impress a girl by surfing in shark infested water!! Let's just hope he makes it!