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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Best Time of the Year!

This is the best time of the year in kindergarten!  We are becoming fun, engaged learners!  We have learned all sounds and letters and are now starting to put it all together to read, write and be amazed at all we know!
 I created an easy reader, emergent book to focus on the word here that we had been practicing with movement!  It is one of the crazy, dizzy words that has to be spelled because we can NOT stretch or sound it out in kindergarten.  Check out our marching video to practice!
  The learners were so surprised that it was easy for them to read this book!  They were so proud!
After reading the book, we focused on cutting apart a sentence form the book (BOY are we proud at how well we cut)
and putting it back together.  It's such a great activity to focus on all the things we know about print.  (Beginning sentence begins with a capital letter, ends with punctuation, spaces are between words, words begin with specific letters, the words need to go in an order to make sense)
   Then we illustrated the sentence!  
So proud that it actually looks like something when we draw!  Shapes do help with that!  We can also add details to help tell the story of the sentence!  Do you see the volcano?
 We practice looking for dinosaur words in the rice table!  We are searching for dinos!
 We write them on a sorting sheet so we can take it home and share with our families!
We can also choose to sort them on a sheet of words to spell or words to stretch!
 Love this time of year!  What do you like best?
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