In addition to writing about our gingerbread adventures we are learning from a classic, kinder-favorite author: David Shannon this week. We’ve been talking about writing to remember, and this author fits the bill since he *wrote* this story when he was five too and will always remember what his childhood was like. I’ve encouraged my kinders to write following a similar style.
Do you feature his books? Here’s free kinder-friendly book labels for your David Shannon book basket (and more)! We have had three kinder-authors that are braving the risky waters of branching away from their current writing piece to try their hand at writing, “No (their name)! I love it when they take risks in writing!
So far, they are loving it too and giggle when I walk by to check in on their progress. I look forward to edifying their efforts during share time and watch the ripple effect take hold.
We keep a copy of our writing chant in our folders for reference and to keep us on track. And we have a picture list of our class and our abc chart. (not shown)
The back pocket features books currently under construction. You’ll notice students are in control of the book-making process (and stapling! Now, there’s a mini-lesson for you! My best advice – use sturdy Swingline staplers (even their electronic one!) and have multiple ones to accommodate the staple-happy kinders that we all have in our rooms!)
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