This year our district adopted and implemented our new literacy curriculum, Benchmark Literacy. Within Benchmark we have our Writer's Workshop and have three different writing genres that we are introducing in Kindergarten; Journals, Book Reviews, and Informational Reports. Last week we started a three week journey to research and publish informational reports on animals. I gave the students choice between three different animals each week. Here are the animals that we researched:
Week 1 (April 6-10)-Zebras, Giraffes, and Elephants
Week 2 (April 13-17)-Snakes, Butterflies, and Sharks
Week 3 (April 20-24)-Bears, Spiders, and Turtles
Each week starts with each student picking which animal they would like to research. It takes us a week to research the animal, write facts on the animals, and then draft up a report. On Fridays, we share out the information. We just finished Week 2. Make sure and ask your kinder about our animal reports! Here are some clips of students sharing their favorite part of their Week 1 report!