So we thought it might be cool to approach this thought using inquiry based thinking with our kindergarteners. We spent a week using certain books as interactive read-alouds but we didn't really tell them what we were doing. We were hoping the kiddos would arrive at this idea...and they DID! We had a student notice that all the books we read had mice in them! Very exciting stuff for us.
Here are a few photos from our K Babies searching for traits that might make mice good characters to write about!
So, coming very soon...is our first Co-Authored Balanced Literacy Thematic Mini Unit: Mice are NICE!
You'll have ideas and prompts for:
*Interactive Read Alouds with Accountable Talk prompts to get your kiddos THINKING
*Guided Reading Predicatble (and printable) books
*Comparing and Contrasting
*Mouse Math (patterns, counting, etc...)
* Word Work (rhyming, syallables)
*Fun Fingerprint Mouse Book
*A Spice Mice Cupcake recipe so your kiddos can make their own mouse in class!
Soooo stinkin' cute!!!
And the best part? It's all alligned to the Kindergarten Common Core Standards!