Monday, April 20, 2015

The Challenge

I could tell by how they were reading words and sounding out words that they should be able to write more than one sentence, so we had a talk.  I challenged them to write more than one sentence.  Then I challenged them to attempt to sound out the words as best they could without my help.  Here is the result.  Some of them had a bit of help, but some of them came up with a whole lot of wonderful all by themselves!  Wow!  I was so happy to see what they could do!  I just knew they could do it!  To think that most of them came into school last August ready to learn the letter names and sounds.  They have learned a lot!  Young children are much smarter than most people think they are!

You will see that we have been discussing Earth Day.
What a creative mind!
He is talking about a video game.

Wow!
It takes a lot of practice, but they are getting there.
Do you?
I love how they incorporate birds into many of their drawings!

They don't realize how big the earth really is, but I don't 
imagine that I do either.

The kids' vocabulary has really grown throughout the year!

Knowing where and when punctuation marks are to be used 
is what we are working on now.

They love to express their feelings in their journal.

The journals serve a snapshot of what they did during 
their kindergarten year.

1 comment:

  1. Great work in your journals, kids! You're all working so hard! Some day, when you're older, you'll read these journals and your hearts will smile. (= By the way, happy Earth Day tomorrow! Pick up a piece of litter for me!

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