Okay, these are TOO cute not to share!! The kids have been working so hard at "showing, not telling" during writing. This means that rather than saying "It was cold outside," they would say, "I stepped out into the snow and shivered." We began with a game of charades using feeling words. A student would draw a word out of a bag and act it out while their friends guessed the emotion. As a class we charted what we say and heard.
The kids then chose their own secret feeling word. They looked in the mirror as they made a face to show that emotion and sketched themselves.
Then they were challenged to think of a time that they felt that way and tell a story about it. They needed to include the characters, setting, beginning, middle, and end. This is an important skill for our 2nd quarter narrative writing!
Here is the end result! Enjoy!!