Weekly Update

Week 11 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we started our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Students will focus on using their finger as a reading tool – to help them point to the words they can read, check to make sure their voice matches the word on the page, and practice reading one word for each finger tap.  In… Read More Week 11 Update

Weekly Update

Week 10 Update

  Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will wrap up our unit on Emergent Storybooks.  Students will use more and more words that are exactly the same (in Three Billy Goats Gruff: “trip-trap, trip-trap, trip trap”, “Who’s that trip-trapping over my bridge?”), point to and read the words they know, and reread to sound more like… Read More Week 10 Update

Weekly Update

Week 9 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue our unit on Emergent Storybooks.  Students will practice rereading old favorites by remembering to say more details about each page, using connecting words (first, then, next, last), and talking to partners about strong feelings in our books.  In Writing Workshop we will continue our launching unit.  Students will… Read More Week 9 Update

Weekly Update

Week 8 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will begin our unit on Emergent Storybooks.  Students will learn how to read “old favorites” in their own way, how to use pictures to name things they see and predict what will happen next, and how to reread to think more about the story.  We will also continue with our… Read More Week 8 Update

Weekly Update

Week 7 Post

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will begin our routines for Read to Buddy.  Students will learn how to sit EEKK, how to take turns reading (I read, you read), how to read together (choral reading), and how to talk to their partners about their books.  In Writing Workshop we will begin our launching unit.  Students… Read More Week 7 Post

Weekly Update

Week 6 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue to build strong reading habits in the area of informational (nonfiction) text.  Students will learn how to use pictures and think about what they already know to help them read, how to use gestures to teach the information they’ve learned, and how to read using an expert voice. … Read More Week 6 Update

Weekly Update

Week 5 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue to build strong reading habits.  Students will learn how to grow their reading stamina, make a plan for reading, and how to point to one word at at time.  In Writing Workshop we will begin our unit on oral language.  Students will learn how to tell a story about… Read More Week 5 Update

Weekly Update

Week 4 Update

Here are our plans for the week: LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue to build strong habits for a lifetime of reading.  Students will learn how readers take care of their book box, how to get started reading right away, and how to build reading stamina.  We will continue to learn the names and sounds of… Read More Week 4 Update

Weekly Update

Week 3 Update

On to our third week of school!  Here’s what we are up to in Kindergarten: LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we are learning to build strong habits for a lifetime of reading.  Students will learn how to talk about book preferences, how to use their imagination to build adventures, and how to care for books.  We will continue… Read More Week 3 Update

Weekly Update

Weeks 1 & 2 Update

Thank you for sharing your kindergarteners with me! We had a fantastic first week getting to know each other and learning more about our classroom. Together we established our school family, learned about routines and rituals, and practiced a few fun songs. Ask your first grader about Here Is a Bunny! 🙂 This week we… Read More Weeks 1 & 2 Update