I'm teaching Kindergarten this year, oh my gosh five year olds say & do the darndest things. We've been planning, wishing for, dancing & reading all about snow & snowmen. The day we had hoped for had arrived! We spent Friday going back & forth watching the weather report. Yup! There was snow in the forecast & boy were we excited. We read the book, "Snow Dance." I had purchased a snowman building kit, we wrote How-To's on building a snowman. We even did our very own snow dance. We were ready & now it was all up to mother nature to make our wishes come true! When putting my student's on the bus Friday afternoon I wished them a great weekend & reminded them, don't forget to hope for snow tomorrow & bring your snow gear to school on Monday!
Over night the storm snuck in quietly & I awoke to beautiful white blanket of snow all over my car, trees, lawn etc! Wahoo! I was so excited, just wish I was in school today to share this excitement with my students. I immediately jumped out of bed & ran for my camera in case some of my student's were missing out on this white splendor! Monday just wouldn't be here quick enough...I could just feel their excitement as they entered the room Monday morning! One of my English language learners walks in, big smile on his face & rushes up to me. I can feel his excitement, I can't wait to hear what he has to say about the snowstorm, I wonder did he go sledding, did he make a snowman? snowangel? snowballs? He is giddy with excitement, Mrs. P, Mrs. P, Mrs P, I'm answering & he does not even hear me, Yes, S, yes, what are you so excited about? He whips off his hat & says, "LOOK...no more hair, I have bugs!" Yup...I teach Kindergarten & I JUST LOVE THEM because you never know what they are going to say...& by the way, we did get to make our snowman, thankfully before it rained & took away all the snow! Not sure who was more excited, me or them? I think it might have been me.....which is why I should continue to teach Kindergarten because it is just so much fun!
Offering Choice in the Planning Process - As in all aspects of writing workshop, students should have choice in their planning process.
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