Friday, September 14, 2012
Yesterday we read "Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice" about a Puerto Rican grandma who makes the BEST arroz con pollo and delivers it to her sick granddaughter. Along the way, she trades portions for her neighbors' specialities, leading to a feast at the end of the story. I asked students to complete the sentence, "My _____ makes the best ______."
Posted by Sheila Schrems at 11:34 AM
We are writing everyday in our journals. I love writing in kindergarten because everyone is working at their personal level. I encourage phonetic spelling. Some students may only hear one sound in a word right now. They may or may not know what letter makes that sound, so I tell them to make their best guess. Sometimes they have words to copy, such as from the word wall or from a writing prompt. For the other words, I tell them, "It doesn't have to be perfect spelling, just do your best sounding out!"
Posted by Sheila Schrems at 11:31 AM