Each morning when we start our writing, we have a simple sentence and the children need to improve the vocabulary and detail within the sentence.
Today we started with: Nadija saw some flowers in the vase.
Here are two examples of how we could improve and rework this sentence:
Nadija T spied a bunch of golden orchids in the yellow chipped vase. (Wesley)
Nadija glanced at some absolutely horrific roses in a cracked and ugly vase and struggled not to choke on the stench. (Braden)
It takes time and effort to improve our writing, this is a skill the children will continue to work on.