Five for FRIDAY- Oct 10

HAPPY Friday!
It's been a great week! 

I am SOooOOoOO
 looking forward to the weekend!  
Welcome Fall!

Today tonight I am going to LINK up with Doodle Bugs 
for a 
Five for Friday!

It's fall and it was wonderful to take my kinders up to Michigan to experience a working Apple Orchard.

Last week we focused on the Changing Seasons.  
I just LOVED how these turned out.  

My kinders completed these in a supportive writing center.  I wrote 'LEAVES' and my kinders wrote 'The' and added their own ideas.  

How cute, eh?
I teach the 6 + 1 Writing Traits.  

Every year I make a "growing" trait board and add picture cues to each flower in the (pot) garden.  

My kinders EAT IT UP!

My week was filled with FUNDATION letters and sounds!  

It was sort of an ABC SPIN CLASS of sorts.  

I intro'd all of the letters and circled back around through the letters each and every day.

I don't know if you KNOW Becky Castle over at
but if you DON'T????  
You're missing out! 
 She is AAAAAAHHHHH-mazing! 

 I bought her poetry BUNDLE and I CAN'T GET ENOUGH!  There is so much you can do with it!  We have Poetry Thursdays and the KINDERS cheer each time!  
My lesson included adding to our color poems.  I have the students write the words in pencil, circle with the color word crayon, and then add color details.  I introduce the poem on my smart board and we echo it all afternoon during our lesson.




  1. Your kinders are getting so much fun and authentic practice. I love the way your leaf sentences came out. The orchard would be such a fun field trip. Our one field trip of the year isn't until spring!
    Laughter and Consistency

  2. I love the angles of your pictures. We make it a tradition to head to the apple orchard each year. What fun to be had over in Michigan as well! Love your blog!

    Renee at The Science School Yard


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