Friday, October 28, 2016

Five For Friday

Here are some of the great things happening in my school this week.

During interactive writing time, this class wrote about their trip to the apple orchard.  During reading workshop time, students can easily read the wall with a pointer. Eventually, the bulletin board will come down and be made into a big book.

This teacher had students help write some of the words to this pocket chart for shared reading. The words come from the book, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.
These first graders are creating a Thinking Map about bats. 
I LOVE this story Night Animals! It is a great book to use for an illustration study. This book is available in the Scholastic book order.
I went to the TCRWP reunion last weekend and of course it was amazing. One of the workshops my colleague attended was about volume and stamina expectations in writing workshop across the year. A big take away for my team was that when teaching the first bend of a writing unit, the focus should be on the process and volume of writing. We want kids to be writing lots of books. The second bend is when you teach kids how to edit their stories. You can see some of the expectations below. 


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    The Very Busy Kindergarten

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