Happy Friday! I am so glad this week is over. For a short week, this day sure was looooonnnngggg. We were supposed to have sleet last night. In central Texas that equals a day off of school.
The sleet did not show up. The roads were not icy. Our cold butts had to get up out of bed and into school. It was a very sleepy day at school. If you've been following the blog, you'll know that my kids openly admit when they are tired and specifically ask for nap time (which we don't have). But on a particularly sleepy day like today, we can find ways to rest and still keep the learning going.
We are beginning to prepare for our Kindergarten Writing Celebration at the end of February. We did it last year and it was a huge success! Right now, we are only in the pre-writing phases but it's going to take us some time, so we are getting started early.
Last spring, the whole grade level worked on writing pieces, took them through the entire writing process from start to finish, and published their pieces. We hung them in the hallway and invited parents to come check it out and support their kiddos.
Parents loved seeing their kids' work. The kids loved showing off their hard work. The staff loved the parent involvement. It was a win-win-win.
I had the students put their final copy on a special writing paper. You can pick up a copy of it here.
And to seal the deal, I put each of the kids' final copies into a file folder with a special cover that had the event info and a class picture from that day.
They were very impressed with themselves. So cute!
This year's Writing Celebration is at the end of February and I can't wait to see what this class comes up with. We usually have lots of rockets, ninjas, and talking vegetables in our stories. This could be the most interesting celebration yet!