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Friday, September 30, 2016

HOMECOMING 2016


PEP RALLY, THE HODAG, READING, 
TAILGATE LUNCH AND PARADE!


















Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wemberly Worried and Worried and Worried!



My kindergarten students love to participate in our daily read alouds and lessons. Today they made connections with the character Wemberly. They shared all of the things Wemberly was worried about and we recorded them. Then they turned and talked to share what worries them. It amazes me how far they have grown as readers and writers in just 18 days!
  • We can follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
  • We can recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
  • We can understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
  • Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
  • Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.













Thursday, September 22, 2016

I PICK MY BOOKS!



I PICK!

Today's reading lesson focused on the reading strategy I PICK!

I choose a book.

Purpose ~ Why do I want to read it?

Interest ~ Do I like it?

Comprehend ~ Do I understand what I am reading?

Know ~ Do I know most of the words?


When students choose a book it should be a good fit. Choosing a book is like buying a new pair of shoes. We have different shoes for different activities or events. My students were so excited to go shopping for books that didn't cost anything. They were introduced to the genres: Rhyming/Poetry, Fantasy, Animal Stories, Beginning Stories, Silly Stories and Magazines






Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I AM A WRITER!


Today I read the story Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell. 
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After reading the students found a place somewhere in the room where they could think about their connection to the story. What is something the remembered or saw in the text that relates to them. When they had their idea they began to write about it.

Next the students shared their writing with a partner. Their partner told them something they liked about their writing and also shared with them some suggestions to add more details!


 




Thursday, September 15, 2016

DOT DAY 2016

WE ARE READY TO MAKE OUR MARK!

Today the students met Vashti and reflected on how she changed her mindset. They were so excited to be able to engage in another wonderful book by Peter Reynolds.






Sunday, September 11, 2016

Our First Kindergarten Reader's Theater

BROWN BEAR BROWN BEAR READER'S THEATER 
PRESENTED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH
AT 8:20 A.M in our classroom

Please check in at the office upon arrival. We start our day on Fridays in the gym for Jump Start then we will come to our classroom take morning attendance and lunch count. After this we will begin our shared reading presentation! Your child's script can be found in his/her OWL Binder.

 
The Characters are:  

Children - All Students
Brown Bear - Noah and Christopher
Red Bird - Lena, Drezden and Carsen
Yellow Duck - Henry and Ying Ying
Blue Horse - Riven and Lanier
Green Frog - Draysyn, Skye and Jackson
Purple Cat - Claire and Pyxiana
White Dog - Gemma, Audrina and Serenity
Black Sheep - Anna and Adaline
Goldfish - Billie and Emmitt
Teacher - Mrs. Lieck
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Morning Message and Word Study

Who is the next contestant on "What is your name?"

The students began to complete the predictable sentences by finding their name, age and favorite color. Then they read the sentences by pointing to the words and going onto the next sentence to continue their reading. 


Literacy in the Morning!

How Can You Read a Book?

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Today when I asked my students how I could read The Hello, Goodbye Window one student said with your glasses. I told them they were correct but then I asked them how they would read the book if I gave it to them. One of the little boys said with a DVD. I informed him we didn't have a DVD so he then said well then you need to look at the pictures. PRICELESS!

Doing a rich picture walk is the first step to reading a book! After we explored the mentor text the students received their own book. The book Animal Costumes is a wordless book. The students shared with each other what they thought the photos were about in the book. They also chose their favorite photo and told their partners why they liked it.

 


 

Visual Literacy Young Learners

  Lena David Wiesner Author Study These young learners were very excited to become visual literacy experts as they were introduced t...