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In 100 Years...

On the 100th day of Kindergarten we drew what we might look like in 100 years.

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Mrs. Bell

The Mitten

We have been reading The Mitten by Jan Brett
We read the story, sequenced the characters and watched these online...

Jan Brett taking about her books video
Youtube video of someone reading The Mitten
The Mitten on Online Storytime

We did a Readers Theater of the story...

{You know your kids love readers theater when they start saying 
"I want to be the owl." while you are reading the book:)}

We read and compared these different version of The Mitten 
and wrote about our favorite ending in our Reading and Writing Notebooks.

the mitten comparing versions
the mitten comparing versions 2

We made a self to text connection to the story...
The Mitten self to text

Ella was inspired to write her own version 
of The Mitten during free choice...
then she inspired Margot, Duke and Brennan to write books.

Font Doodle Print and Doodle Basic from Lettering Delights
The Mitten character clipart from KPM Doodles

Mrs. Bell

Friday Favorites

{my favorite finds from this week}

 free printable
{just ask my boys:)}

adorable free valentines...

more or less game great for the Smartboard...

M&Ms in a giant container and valentine subway art...I am in LOVE!
{I would prefer the container full without the glass in the middle:)}

great guided reading resource...

noun/verb alliterations...

cute little snowmen...

Mrs. Bell

HaPpY 100th DaY of KiNdErGaRtEn!!

Mrs. Bell

Our Nonfiction Posters

We study trees all year long. To kick off our nonfiction writing unit we researched some animals that might live in or near trees. We practiced becoming "experts" about a topic. We made information maps of our research and then made these nonfiction posters. As a group everyone had to have a different job...who would do the title, draw pictures, write facts? Next we are going to be working on our book of nonfiction writing ideas. Download your own book  HERE.
Check out our amazing posters...
These are great nonfiction books for Kindergarten...

Mrs. Bell