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Letting Young Learners Investigate The Question: How Does The Setting Influence A Story?
8 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This past week we explored how the setting can influence and affect a story. In order to make this come to life for my…
Using Student Portfolios In A Kindergarten Classroom
21 Jul, 2016. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Last year I changed the way that I did student portfolios and it was a HUGE success. I posted a few pictures on…
Teaching Kindergarteners To Write Narratives
30 Dec, 2015. 9 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This year, one of my professional goals was to get better at teaching my students to write. At the beginning of the summer,…
We Are Authors
24 Oct, 2015. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
For the last two weeks we have been working very hard at writing books about what we know about.  We culminated the process…
Encouraging Kindergarteners to Write
7 Jan, 2015. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Getting young students to write can sometimes be a challenge. However, it doesn't need to be! Writing is a subject that may at…
When To Launch The Next Daily 5 {with a focus on work on writing}
27 Jun, 2014. 33 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The next chapter in the Daily 5 that we are covering is Chapter 7: When to Launch The Next Daily 5. This chapter…
A rainbow of writing
25 Apr, 2014. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
During writing workshop, we have been working on making our writing more colorful. I wanted my students to really focus on word choice…
December is here!
2 Dec, 2013. 11 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This afternoon I went to my classroom to get everything ready for December and I am so happy with the way that things turned…