Friday, December 19, 2014

Run, run as fast as you can

We have had a fun filled retelling unit based on the Gingerbread Man!
We practiced sequencing the story throughout the week. Together, we shared the pen and practiced summarizing the events in the story.This was  also a great opportunity to work on capitalizing the beginning of a sentence and writing our best letters. 

Here we are practicing our mapping skills looking for that sneaky Gingerbread Man. I think they asked everyone they passed..."Have you seen our Gingerbread Man?"

Reading all the clues he left behind!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hippest in the House for the 1st Nine Weeks

September: Responsibilty
Allison & Joshua
October: Courage/Integrity
Saanvi & Xander

November: Respect
Landrey & Tyler

Great work guys!!! I am so proud of the great example you have set for others. You rock!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stone Soup

Great readers think about what they are reading! As Kindergarten readers, students need to be able to retell familiar stories. We read the story Stone Soup and students did an amazing job retelling almost all of the events in order! I was amazed. Together we got cooking and made the most delicious pot of stone soup. You can find the story on YouTube.

Star Readers!

After learning all about strategies to use as we read, our readers have really focused on trying to get in those stamina minutes. They are so excited to show their skills! I know that we love to see it as well! It's great to see them shine! 
We have long passed 10 minutes of independent reading, and have begun really working on building our reading stamina for 15 minutes!