Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Friday! 

We made it through our first full week of Kindergarten and it was a busy one!

Each day we have a 45-60 minute block dedicated to Readers Workshop. During this block of time, we begin together for a whole group read aloud and or mini-lesson. Next,  students are asked to work independently at developmentally appropriate centers. These centers vary in levels, but the concepts of learning are often the same. This independent works time allows me to work in small groups or individually to support students in reading at the level they are ready for.  

Our mini lessons were based on these three main ideas:
** Working independently in a small group
** How to read with a buddy
** Letter ID  
** Introducing the word wall

Our centers this week focused mainly on buddy reading and letter ID.

Here are some snapshots from this weeks Readers Workshop.


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