Nov 4, 2014

Guided Writing...We are ready for independent writing

We have been doing guided writing every since the first day of school which means we have been doing it for 55 days.  Once a month we have been doing an independent writing so that I can progress monitor our writing using our writing rubric.  Typically I don't start independent writing until the end of November, but this year I am going to try to give it a whirl tomorrow for the first time!!!  I will definitely share our results tomorrow.  Our goal has been to write at least 2 sentences and write at least one descriptive we will how well we do on these 2 goals!
These kids love to write.  They are the best at segmenting and understanding the letter/sound relationships.  Every day during our reading center block, we work hard on: guided reading, word work, writing, and some kind of DIBELS component.  These activities seem to provide the magic touch for them connecting everything together because things are really clicking for them!!!
I use some of our DIBELS items from our TPT store each and every day.  We work on Letter Naming Fluency, First Sound Fluency, Segmenting, and soon will be working on nonsense words working hard on those CVC patterns.  Check our our TPT store for these Dibels products!
We read a fun book called, Even Monsters Need Haircuts and did a fun project around this book.  The students LOVED this project.  They each drew a monster, painted the monster, and of course gave their monster a haircut!!  I will post a picture of this tomorrow once our writing is completed!!

1 comment:

Leslie atKindergartenWorks said...

Seeing art in kindergarten does my heart good! I'd love to see the finished product if you snapped a picture!