I am back joining in with another Bright Ideas Blog Hop!
In Kindergarten, we spend the first half of the year teaching about the basic mechanics of storytelling and writing.... that our pictures and ideas can tell a story!
Once we learn these basics, we start to hone our skills one skill at a time. We begin with correct capital usage, learn to use finger spaces, use sight words in our writing, about the different kinds of punctuation, and really practice stretching out our words. After all of these skills are taught and practiced, I assess who needs to work on what and keep track of their goals on this chart:
I conference with a different table of 4-5 students each day. We talk about their goal, and I look back to previous days work to see if they are applying the skill independently. If so, we decide on a different goal. Nothing scientific, but it works and its easy for Kinders to understand! At the wrap-up of each lesson, I ask them to assess whether or not they met their goal on that given day. The chart itself is super simple to make, and I just use post-its cut in half for their names. Easy peasy!
Next up on the blog hop is Terri Browne from Terri's Teaching Treasures
. Terri has an great post for you... all about recycling for art! Just click on the button below to check it out!
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