"Great idea! Thanks for sharing it. I like that you did one for yourself and challenged your students to create their own. Of course, that makes sense but sometimes we forget to do this and simply give them a ready made one. I…"
"I tell my students that their writer's notebook is a place to collect ideas, make lists, and try out kinds of writing that they might not come to on their own. It's a place to exercise their writing muscles in solitude.
"What kinds of suggestions are you looking for? It sounds like you will be doing more of a shared or guided writing group since the rest of the class will be working with the classroom teacher. If you can say more about what you're wondering we…"