Kindergarteners at Meadows were so happy to be finally back in school the past week! During Kindergarten Writers Workshop, they started using “mentor texts” to work on a specific writing task.
Mentor texts “mentor” students by showing them “skills and strategies” on how to write well. In essence, mentor texts are literature examples that help young writers learn what they otherwise may not yet be able to do on their own. Last week, students worked on their word spacing, punctuation, lower case letters, sight words and directionality. Going forward, we will continue to use the mentor text approach to help our students become confident and better writers, using literature as their foundation.
Students also started working on their “Me Books” to introduce “details” in pictures. “Adding details to a picture” is a standard expected by kindergarten teachers in Dublin City Schools and an area that we will continue to work on for the rest of the year.
Kindergartners were assessed on “sight words” and they continued to take responsibility for their classroom jobs. For example, the class is now working on raising their hands and taking turns, a very essential skill needed in first grade.
In Math, students continued to work on their calendar activities, estimation, and patterns.