My group this year started the year really as emergent writers. Many didn't know their letters and sounds, the ones who did, still didn't have the confidence with them to sound out their words to write. I feel like we've come a long way already! We tried our hand at writing poems. The format I asked them to use was adjective/noun and then a sentence to describe how they feel about the holiday. We made them into a class book (the kids were overjoyed to be authors) so we could share them with our parents.