Mrs. Gaither's All Stars

Mrs. Gaither's All Stars

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Writing Workshop

I thought I would highlight some of the writing we are doing in kindergarten.  These are a few samples from last week.  More to follow soon.  Some writers are at the drawing stage, some are writing sentences, and some are in between with a few random letters or words.  Everyone is progressing at their own pace and doing a great job.
Gatlin was writing a about a barn.  He found the word he needed in a big book that we read the week before--awesome!  His sentence says:  I see a barn.

Isaac was writing about a chicken that lived in the barn.  He borrowed the resource that Gatlin used and labeled his barn and he labeled the chicken by using a word from our pocket chart.

Jordan was sharing a story about a haunted house that he went in over the weekend.  He was able to write popcorn words from memory and knew exactly where to go to find the other words that he needed--our themed word wall.

Katie was telling us about a time when she went to work with her mom.  Her sentence says:  Me and my mom are looking at the babies.

What wonderful writers we have!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Meet Rosalee

I am sure that you have already heard---we have an addition to our classroom ---Rosalee.  She is a baby hamster and she sleeps A LOT!  We are hoping that she starts staying awake more during the day.  We get very excited when she moves around.  She will be a big part of our writing I am sure!  She already has her own Star of the Day book in our class library and we created a class book about her last week.  I will post pics soon and you will be able to read it when you stop by for parent teacher conferences.

Here is our Rosalee!
Isn't she cute??