This week has been a great week and we are still working on persuasive writing. I think the kids are finally getting the hang of it. It can be so difficult to get them to make that connection on how to properly write a persuasive writing piece. We had a very fun assignment that we were working on this week. I really wanted to get the kids excited about our writing assignment so I made them a fun deal. They were to write me a letter and try to persuade me to buy them ice cream. If they were successful at doing this then I would really buy them ice cream at lunch on Friday! Well the kids were so excited and were definitely motivated for this assignment! I was happy that I had sparked their interest! First we created a graphic organizer to help them think of reasons why I should purchase the ice cream for them. Boy did I get some interesting answers!