how-to writing · kindergarten · remote instruction · writing workshop

Horse-Sitting and How-to Writing

A silver lining of teaching remotely has been opportunities, like this one, to elevate authentic reasons to read and write. Kids are curious about how others do things, and they have so much real-world expertise to share. A strategy such as this one gives our youngest writers access to topics that might otherwise exceed their emergent writing skills.

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POETRY FRIDAY: This sheet is for my class’s Morning Meeting

Poetry Friday 030708 Originally uploaded by teachergal Every Friday we read a poem together. I found this one in a poetry book I just got and thought I'd share it with my kids since it's written by another child. Additionally, I thought it would be neat to see who would take-on the weekend challenge. Poetry… Continue reading POETRY FRIDAY: This sheet is for my class’s Morning Meeting

holiday · how-to writing

Round Challah

I've noticed that there aren't any explicit directions on how to make a round challah online for the Jewish High Holy Days. Hence, since I'm about to engage in some challah making, I think that my writing for today will focus around how to make one of those. I'm striving to make an Egyptian Style… Continue reading Round Challah