Tuesday, May 24, 2011

authors, inventors, and researchers...

Over the past few weeks, we've been making lots of class books.

My two favorites were created during the week that our spelling words were "days of the week" and "months of the year."  We wrote "The Very Hungry First Graders" and "The Pigeon Munches All Year Long."

We're still illustrating, but here's how the story starts and ends.  

Here's "The Pigeon Munches All Year Long."
After we read "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog," the kids did a great job on some directed drawing.
I used the sketch below to guide them through the process.

We've also been conducting research about famous inventors and working on a few inventions of our own!

We're also taking a closer look at the animals and plants of the desert habitat. 

We've also been working on character analysis and higher level comprehension skills.  I loved these portraits of Miss Nelson along with her physical traits and character traits.  We were supposed to create one for Viola Swamp as well, but didn't get a chance to.  Harry Allard's "Miss Nelson" series is great for teaching character analysis because Miss Nelson and Viola Swamp have easily identifiable traits.


  1. Wow, it looks like you've been having a fabulous time. Lots of learning going on. :) I think they are ready for 2nd grade.

    Ms. M
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  2. Love your ideas!
    I'm going to use our pictures from our field day to make a book!

    Little Priorities

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  3. Hi Brooke! We loved your classroom book ideas and featured them here at our blog, Kindergarten Lesson Plans. We were sure to give photo/idea credit, as well as a link back to your website, but we'd love for you to take a look at it and, if there are any problems, we'll be certain to take the feature down immediately!

    Thanks so much!
    Kayla Johnson


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