We have been writing since school started. Together, on Sight Word Sheets, on pictures, etc. But today we began WRITING WORKSHOP! I let the kids know when I greeted them this morning that I was excited about our special NEW activity. I used Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hill as an introduction. I didn't read the whole book at first - just up until Rocket thinks of an idea. This lead into our lesson really well. I showed the students the paper we would use today. I also showed them where we keep papers they can choose on their own later. Here is the story I wrote with a little help from my friends. I also made little posters with the steps the students should follow to write their story. 1. Think of an idea. 2. Draw! 3. Write! I am going to make permanent posters using photographs later this week (when my granddaughter is available to model:)
BUT they all told a story!
Hip, hip, hurray!
Then my heart warmed as they shared with each other.
Yes, I'm a sap. But kindergarten writers are amazing!