Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Beginning. . . Middle. . . End

I was shocked, my kiddos were amazingly good today.  I was thinking that with it being so close to Christmas, a short week and the day after a snow day they would be a bit CRAZY but they were awesome!

We are taking a break from our reading series so this morning I got to do a reading response/comprehension lesson with an actual story {don't get me wrong, some of the stories in our program are great, but some - yuck.  Plus they are really hard to teach with since they don't grab the kiddos attention}.  We have been talking about retelling stories and using the words beginning, middle and end.

I made up this chart to help my kiddos retell stories.  It's just colored paper and black poster board laminated.  I use post-its to write the words {later on, I will have them write} and then I have the kiddos draw a picture to go with the words.   Today we retold the the story The Gingerbread Cowboy.

Tomorrow is our Holiday Program - wish us luck!


  1. Love the poster! My kids were angels this morning too! I'm hoping tomorrow they are just as sweet!

    Rowdy in First Grade

  2. I just read the Gingerbread Cowboy to my class too. It's so cute! I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing. I'm passing the Liebster Award on to you. Merry Christmas!
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  3. I'm a new follower! LOVE your blog look and can't wait to take a look around! :)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  4. I l.o.v.e.the retell poster idea!! I will be making one for next semester! I also pinned it on pinterest! :)