Friday, March 10, 2017

Kindergarten Writing Workshop SOL #10

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for hosting the March Slice of Life Challenge.  I am joining other bloggers and posting a blog every day in March.


I am in my happy place every time I'm invited into a writing workshop.  There's nothing I like more than sitting next to young writers and talking to teachers about the work their students are doing.  I've been especially lucky this past month because I get to work with kindergarten.  Here's a little snippet from today's visit.

The students set off to write. Some were on the carpet, while others chose to write in their seats.  Mrs. Seguin and I settled in to talk to writers.  D approached me, "Mrs. Johnson, do you want to hear my story about Space Girl?"

Of course I did.  He's been working hard on this story for over a week.

I sat down with D.  As he began to read his book,  H interrupted us.  Tapping on my arm, he said, "Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Johnson."

"What?" I turned my attention to him.

"Do you want to know why I was in the bathroom so long?"

Before I could answer, he continued, "I was in the bathroom a long time because I had to poop.  I know how to wipe now."

I didn't even have a chance to respond before he turned around and went to his spot to write.  I looked up at my friend, Mrs. Seguin and laughed out loud.

D stepped closer, not even phased by what H shared with me.  "Are you ready to listen to my story now?"

I gathered my wits about me and turned my attention to D's story.  Yes, I was ready to listen.

Only in kindergarten!

10 comments:

  1. You made me laugh out loud! I have been there!

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  2. Sounds like a great way to spend the morning!

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  3. This story makes me very happy as I think about the culmination of what kindergarten teachers begin w/ writing workshop and what culminates with students' senior year w/ teachers such as myself and writing workshop.

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  4. Oh my gosh...too funny!! Because I've never spent the day with kindergartners, your story made me appreciate all who do. So great!

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  5. OMG, as my sixth graders would say....too funny!

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  6. That sounds about right! Oh boy. The joys of filterless five year olds.

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