We also did writer's workshop and I modeled how they should/shouldn't work and then told them to write about anything until I said stop. (only 15 min today) They did fantastic. I cannot believe this is the same bunch of kids we had a week ago! The progress is great. I told them to sound out words they do not know instead of asking us how to spell and I giggled to myself when I was hearing hushed voices sounding out words. Ah! Great day..Espeically considering I have a big cold and huge headache..I'm heading home to put on pj's and zone out.