March 30, 2022 | Bridget O'Dowd
Since the beginning of Writer’s Workshop we have seen the children grow in confidence. We are beginning to hear children claim writing as a favorite part of the day, and notice that they are reluctant to put their work away when our writing time is done. This enthusiasm provides an excellent buffer for both present and future writing challenges. The children are encouraged to write about topics they are an expert on, themselves! In the pictures below you will see how the children’s work varies, as each is working on their own goals! Such as adding details to the pictures, adding labels, writing a sentence, stretching over many pages, or more sentences! They choose their goal at the beginning of each writing time and reflect how they achieved that goal at the end.
Many students are forming sentences and using strategies to sound out words. All of the students are working hard and developing meaningful writing habits.
Children are choosing the paper that fits their purpose. They can choose blank or lined paper.
When we finish a story we think: Do I need to add to the pictures? The words? Or am I ready to start a new story?
Our stories are beginning to stretch over many pages!
|Kindergarten ends writing time by doing a chant, “What did you write, what did you write, what did you write about today?”|
As your child shows interest, you can help your child write at home as well: