I love it here, bright sun or dreary clouds. When I was a kid, rainy days on Bois Blanc were known as Monopoly Days, because we would hunker down in our rental cottage, near a blazing fireplace and in the light of a nearby kerosene lantern, and play that particular game.
I love the way she introduces the idea of writing to students. Even in our seventh week, we have grown so much as writers. Here are some of the anchor charts I have used this year for my eager writers. I introduced this one when we started writing on the second day of school.
We started with pictures, then we started adding letters by labeling, then we started adding words. I used this one when we started talking about labeling.
This one has helped with writing actual letters and words.
It has really helped a lot. I also give each student a writing folder. In Lucy Caulkins, she has the teacher place a green sticker and red sticker on each side of the folder. The green sticker is for pieces that can still be worked on and the red side is for pieces that are complete.
Here is the inside of my folder with pieces that I model for the class. Because of the differences in writing abilities, Lucy Caulkin's encourages teachers to have a variety of paper out for the different needs in the classroom. The paper varies based on the amount of space for sketching and the number of lines for writing.
Here is how I store my paper. There is a list of my students attached to the side of the paper tray with a small sticker dot next to their name. The sticker dot tells them what tray to get paper from. When a student needs to start choosing from a new tray, then I cover their old dot with a new sicker.
To organize my writing conferences, I created this chart with the days of the week and student pictures. Each student meets with me once a week. On the days they don't meet with me, they work with their writing partner. Their partner is located on the chart next to them.
Writing partnerships allow writers to still get help and support even if they cannot meet with me that day. After I model my writing then I call my conferences to my table.
Those students go back and start on a piece of writing. Then I ask the rest of my students to point to their partner and get started.
While we're working I play classical music and then start conferring with the students at my table. While conferring I use my conferring tool kit. This is used when we publish a piece and want to dedicate our writing to someone.
I truly love using this writing program. I saw amazing growth last year in my kinders. One goal I have for this year is to try and get some parent volunteers to come in during our 40 minute writing block to help some of the partnerships.
The more help, the better! This is definitely a time to utilize volunteers if you have someone who really wants to be in the classroom.Interactive Read Alouds are my newest passion I think and I was so thrilled to share my excitement with you all last night. The webinar was far from perfect, but hopefully, you could glean some new ideas.
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Nonfiction writing in kindergarten. Anchor charts for informational texts and model writing for writers workshop. Predictions, retelling cards, connections, opinion writing and more.
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Tacky the Penguin and FREE lesson plans for The Mitten by Jan Brett. This is in my winter art and writing pack. There’s 6 total projects if you are looking for a way to spruce up your bulletin boards!
Third, This week was a little rough around the edges with the full moon, cedar allergies, cold front, Math Benchmark, report card and RTI data due, and let’s just throw in Friday the 13th for a little more fun.
Writing: Writer's Workshop is a wonderful way to incorporate all of the ELA standards while introducing your students to the love of writing. This best practice unit was created by two kindergarten teachers with over 20 years of classroom experience.