The Kindergarteners have learned so much this year! It is wonderful to see how they’ve grown.
Mrs. Gaedcke is one of the fantastic Kindergarten teachers in our building. Her class has been reading poetry all year. They also focused on writing poetry. The book, Kids’ Poems Teaching Kindergarteners to Love Writing Poetry by Regie Routman, served as a good resource. Mrs. Gaedcke shared Kindergarten writing examples from this text as an introduction for her students. Then the children tried out their poetry ideas on their own writing.
Mrs. Gaedcke had a great idea to share her students’ writing with their families in a nice, published manner. So, each child selected their favorite poem from their portfolio to share with you. The class poems were turned into a Photo Story. Each student practiced reading their own poem aloud to develop their fluency. Then the children recorded their voices along with their writing so you can hear the poem straight from the authors themselves.
Please leave a message to encourage our little poets and show them that their writing can reach many people.
We just love learning with our friends around the world!
Mrs. Eldridge teaches a group of 4-7 year old children in North Yorkshire, England.
The idea for this project began when she shared with us that their school is located right next to an old castle. We thought that would be very fun. None of the Kinder-Techie Kids have seen a real castle before.
Mrs. Eldridge decided to post pictures of Middleham Castle on her blog, The Class Around the Corner. Our Kindergarten students were amazed!
They started to imagine what it would be like to live there. The children shared their ideas about who could have lived there. They thought about what it might look like inside or what the floor plans might have looked like.
The Kindergarteners took their ideas and wonderings and used our computer drawing programs to create their own castle.
After we started our project, Mrs. Eldridge and Mr. Eldridge went to Bolton Castle on their vacation. They took more pictures and sent us another message with incredible images of the inside and outside of the castle. The pictures are spectacular! The 5 and 6 year olds continued to add to their designs and ideas.
These are some of the pictures that inspired us.
Castles on PhotoPeach
We used Kidspiration to organize our castle words and thoughts.