This is where I will be posting the lesson plans that I am using with my Kindergartners at Guthrie Elementary School. You’ll notice that I only teach WW 4 days/week. On Friday’s I conduct a science lab with these guys. I don’t have much time with them, but I am making time for modeled/interactive writing. I feel that sets them up for success when they go off to practice on their own during WW.
I use the Lucy Calkins unit of Study and Mastering the Mechanics for k-1 by Linda Hoyt and Teresa Therriault. So when you see page numbers, I am referencing those sources.
Week 6 – This is the week we have been publishing our writing digitally. We’ve been busy making recordings and typing up our stories
Week 13 – We will be doing a Thanksgiving book this week and writing about things we are thankful for
Week 16 – We’ll be writing letters to Santa this week
Week 17 – We will be easing back into our routine and reviewing Writing Workshop procedures
Week 22 – Continuing to work on 2 page stories.
Week 23 – Continuing to work on 2 page stories – focusing on beginning and endings of sentences.
Week 24 – 27 – We needed a change of pace, so I decided to give my students ideas that they could write about if they wanted. I’ve found some classic childrens books about friends, worries and fun times with families. I’ll read a book and then talk about how the book gave me an idea for a story and model writing that story on our two page booklets.
Weeks 28 – 31 – These will be science weeks for us. We are learning about life cycles. We have been observing the life cycle of plants and butterflies. As for the writing component, I have introduced a science journal and we have learning how to draw and label diagrams. We have also been learning how to write about what we have observed. The kids have loved this and it’s been a good break from the traditional Writing Workshop
Week 32 – This is the big week of state testing in Texas. I will be involved in helping to administer tests all week.
Week 33-36 – We will spend the last few weeks of school reviewing all that we’ve learned about writing – drawing and labeling pictures, writing words that match the pictures, stretching out the sounds of the words and writing down all the sounds that we hear. I’ll choose a piece of writing to go in their writing portfolio.