Sunday, March 20, 2011

First Graders Love Kevin Henkes

What a great day we had on Friday celebrating one of our favorite authors - Kevin Henkes! We started off our day making purple plastic purses with some nifty ties for the boys. We also made some movie star glasses! They all turned out great. Then we went and had cheesy snacks while we watched a Kevin Henkes video of three of his books. Next we did all kinds of fun worksheets about his books. Our last station was bingo. We had a blast finding different answers on our bingo boards about his books and his life. We could have played forever. For lunch we came back to our room and had cheesy pizza and chips - our favorite. For our afternoon we had a great performance of Reader's Theatre for all our parents and one set of kindergarteners. The kids did a great job and the performance went off perfectly. Thank you to all the parents who have supported us through this 5 week unit of study. The kids have learned so much. Here are some highlights from our day.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reader's Theatre

Friday is quickly approaching and we are very excited for our Kevin Henkes Celebration Day. Just a reminder that you are invited to join us for our Reader's Theatre performance in the media center at 1:15. We look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kevin Henkes Author Study

Throughout the author study we have been reading as many of his books as we can. One of the great things through this unit are retellings. We practice these through many different ways. Making puppets and retelling stories with them is so much fun for the kids. They love being creative and putting their own thoughts into the puppets. They were great! In class we have used them to do retellings with their friends. These stories are the same ones that many of them have done a retelling on in Writer's Workshop as well. Here are a couple of our friends with their puppets.