Today I saw students working at a phonics station, and working and working. Students were tapping out sounds, asking each other questions to clarify their work, and fearlessly trying to write words. The students wanted to write every possible word. They didn’t give up. Beautiful!
I was helping at the art station by outlining the students’ drawings when it occurred to me that not only had the students drawn a lot of detail but they had attempted to follow my directions - EXACTLY! They drew eyelids, pupils, eyelashes, etc. What fabulous listening!!
Hurray for the learners in FDK!
I know all you kindergarten teachers know the warm feeling of WATCHING students achieve.