I have been taking pictures left and right but haven't had the energy or time to blog about anything we have been doing. I have finally found some energy so here it goes! In September we had an Open House for the parents, only 5 parents out of 22 parents showed up. I was very disappointed that not many parents came to this night. I think it is because the students get dismissed so early and they would've had to come back two hours later. Next year I am going to suggest that we go back to having it right at dismissal time that way most parents that do pick up will stay.
|Here are the open house invitation that students created and brought home the day before!|
|Here is a picture of us on that day! She was so excited to share her|
picture with all of us!
Over the past week we have been learning about all about what good writers do starting with telling their story, and then illustrating with details all about their story. We then started talking about labels and you can see in the background the anchor chart that I use in order to teach labels. Now in the past I have let the children label all parts of me, however while starting to label myself, I thought why not label different parts of the children. Oh you would have thought that this was the best thing ever! They absolutely loved it and I have to say that they generated more important things than I would have thought. They came up with body parts but also so accessories that people were wearing and names of children. This lesson ended up being so much more meaningful for them. They began to take over the lesson. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE! I am loving writing at this current time. Notice that I used kindergarten spelling because at this point that is what I am expecting them to be able to do. When the lesson was complete students went back to their seats and took out a drawing that they had already finished and began labeling their pictures. I have never gotten so many labels written on papers the first time around. I can't wait to see what we do in the end. Do any of you use certain lessons that you absolutely love?
|She was sounding out her label!|
|Here I am pointing something out so that I can begin labeling another student!|
Well thats all I have for today. I hope you enjoy your time in our class.