Hi there! I just came across The Reading Tutor/OG's mentor text linky and could not be more excited! I always struggle to find new mentor texts to use during writing workshop. My students absolutely LOVE persuasive writing. This text is great for persuasive AND opinion pieces! My Mentor Text For Persuasive Writing is: I can not get enough of Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ... Read More about Mentor Monday Linky 5/19/14: Persuasive Writing
As the school year is coming to an end, I find myself reevaluating so many things in my classroom. I'm thinking of all the organizational changes I want to make, and about the new cutesy things I will display in my room next year. One of the areas that I think we all need to reevaluate, is how we keep our kids safe. I hate that this is even a discussion but nonetheless it is the most important ... Read More about School Safety
My darlings are so excited for Wednesday when we will be skyping again with our classmate in Hong Kong! Our friend left for Hong Kong after Spring Break. She is spending a couple of months there for her dad's job, but will be back to join her friends in first grade!! Earlier in the year, we studied maps and explored Flat Stanley. Students sent their flat selves to family and friends all over the ... Read More about “Skype”ing Around in Kindergarten!
We recently started our unit on informational writing. It's so fun to see the wonderful ideas the kids come up with! They love writing for a purpose and are so eager to teach others about things they know so much about. We started the unit by exploring some different informational texts. One of my favorite mentor texts for this unit is "How to Heal a Broken Wing" by Bob Graham. The ... Read More about How to Writing in Kindergarten!