Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Report Writing in Kindergarten


We have just completed our "Report Writing" genre. Taught in tandem with Reader's Workshop (learning about the conventions of nonfiction - table of contents, close ups, captions, etc.), students were invited to write their own nonfiction books. Our young writers were encouraged to report on things that they are familiar. These included "All About Dogs", "All About School", "All About My Family", and "All About TV Shows" to name a few. The one featured below is an "All About Chores." Kallyn was very excited about this topic because she said she knows lots about chores and can teach people about them. We hope you learn lots about how to keep your house clean and tidy by reading and learning from Kallyn's report!

All About Chores


Table of Contents



Introduction Page



How to Set the Table


Favorite Chores


Different Kinds of Page
(Dish detergent, laundry detergent, sponge, hands)



Author's Note

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Leprechaun Traps and Visit

Just before Spring Break started, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day by having the children create leprechaun traps for homework. On Friday morning, each student had the opportunity to explain his/her trap and just how it was going to work. While the children were at lunch, that tricky leprechaun entered our classroom and went crazy tipping over chairs, dumping crayons and leaving his footprints across tables and out the window (which was found open so we know how he escaped.) When the students came back from lunch, they were shocked at the condition of the classroom and wanted to get that leprechaun...it was a day they will remember for a long time!!
Leprechaun Traps (Part One) on PhotoPeach
More class pictures and some of the mischief that the leprechaun left...
Leprechaun Traps (Part Two) on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"How To" Bulletin Board


This month's bulletin board features writing from our "How To" or functional genre. Students wrote about each incredible edible that was made during Writer's Workshop. This board is featured in Mrs. Timmon's blog so follow the link to see the work close up. We couldn't have said it any better:)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Celebrating Seuss


Friday was Theodor Seuss Geisel's birthday (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991), also know as Dr. Seuss. This is an author that we celebrate every day. Every child has a Dr. Seuss book in his/her book bin and gets to pick a new one every week. Some students came in dressed on Friday to celebrate their favorite author. Thank you to Dr. Seuss for teaching so many children to read by using rhyme, repetition and humor to tell a story.