Text structure

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We have been looking at different text structures in Writing Workshop. Here is our anchor chart at the end of the unit:

We made an ABC book called The ABCs of Kindergarten as a class to practice one of the text structures. We did “A” together and I had some students draw the picture to go with it. I chose some to share with everyone. The students really enjoyed it! There were more letters than I have students so I asked some students to do more than one. One student did 3 letters!

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Gym is fun because we run.

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You walk in the hallways.

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Keller is our teacher.

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Learning is fun.

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Will is a sight word. 

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Y is for yelling outside.

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New friends

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On Saturday, we were at the Great Strides CF walk to support our dear friends. We brought our pug, Ginger, and she loved every minute!!!

New friends

Sit and watch
Tails start to wag
Sniff sniff sniff
Excitement builds
Play time begins
Two leashes get all tangled
Woof woof Woof
Jumping side to side
Leashes untangled
Not ready to stop playing
Owners drag new friends apart
Time to go.

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It’s official!

 

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It’s official!

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So many emotions flooding through me.

Excited to finally have the house up after a year of wanting to put it on the market. A new beginning is in our near future.

Nervous about getting the offer we need to sell the house. Not knowing how long it will take to sell. Finding our new perfect house.

Happy to finally be close to moving closer to work which means early mornings and long drives will be a thing of the past.

Sad to say goodbye to our first house together. A house we loved and enjoyed for   9 years.

Exhausted from all the cleaning and straightening up. Organizing and decluttering. Late nights.

Amazed that we have had 3 showings and 1 tomorrow with the house only being on the market for 6 days.

Just the beginning of our new endeavors!

 

 

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Celebration of Poetry Month

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The whole month of April we have been busily writing poetry in writing workshop in our kindergarten classroom. I am just amazed, as I am every year, what Kindergarten writers can do. Their love of poetry is so exciting. I love watching them embrace poetry on their own whether in their writer’s notebook, during writer workshop, or even at home!

We used some mentor texts and poems to help use write our poetry. Here is a list of the mentor texts:

“Song” by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Silver Seeds by Paul Poalilli and Dan Brewer

Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices by Paul B. Janeczko

I Didn’t Do It by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily Maclachlan Charest

I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown

“Signs” by John Frank

They are going to compile all the poems they created into a poetry book. Their poetry books will be a part of our curriculum celebration in a few weeks at school.

I wish I could include all the poetry the students did this month. So proud of my K writers (poets)!

Beach song poem skate park song poem                                    gym song poemBruno acrostic poemcat acrostic poemtiger acrostic poem

cheetah shape poem

Cheetahs are fast. They stop for a minute. They have spots. They are yellow. They like to eat.

Earth shape poem

Don’t waste water. Don’t litter. Don’t waste trees. Don’t waste paper. Pick up paper.

horse shape poem

Horses love to run. Horses are big. Horse is brown. They live in a zoo. Horses do have tail.

HVolcano persona poemvacuum cleaner persona poemtree persona poemI love space list poemI love animals list poemI love fruit list poemsummer list poemFriends list poemHalloween list poem

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