My kindergartners have really come a long way during these past 6 weeks and I am so proud of them. I started using Deedee Wills' Writing Work Stations for August and September and they are doing a great job! I actually have the entire year's worth!
I have all the cards in a huge pocket chart. Above the cards, are examples of the types of activities the children can do (labeling, story writing, making a card, and writing a list.) I thought I took a picture of the top part of my chart, but, I can't find it. Sorry! Then, the children take some cards and copy them onto their list. They also draw a picture. They did such a great job! Believe it or not, this was their first time doing this!
When my students are done with their station work, I have several activities they can do while the others are finishing up. One, is to work on the carpet with a white board and all the sight words we have been working on. They love to copy the words and make sentences.
I am so proud of them!
My first graders are working on writing sentences, using the proper conventions. Fun activities, like unscrambling sentences, helps them become successful with this skill. I like to do these types of activities weekly, as it really helps them remember to use the proper conventions when they are writing stories and essays during writing workshop.
I made a ton of these activities. They can be purchased separately, or, in a bundle for a nice savings. You can check them out by clicking on the image below.
Last week, I blogged about the new Kindergarten Common Core Workbook that was just published. Well, I received a copy for free and it is a great resource. One that every kindergarten teacher should have. Now, the First Grade Common Core Workbook is available for purchase. The free download proves that this book will be just as valuable as the kindergarten one. It has tons and tons of activities for every single common core standard in English and Math.
Just click the image above to see for yourself!
I leave you with a sad little story. There is a sweet little 13 year old boy from Kentucky who was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, and he needs our help. Just like we did for Alisha's friend, Tiffany, a bunch of teacher bloggers have banded together, to help raise money for Lane. For more information on how you can help AND receive a "virtual gift bag" filled with lots of great products, just click on the picture below. I'm proud to say that I have contributed one of my products. A $30.00 donation will get you over $250.00 worth of goodies! 50 bloggers have generously donated a top-notch product. We're here for you, Lane!