She has worked in profit and non-profit programs, high-risk schools, and started an in-home preschool and outdoor collaborative preschool program. What happened? Each literacy center in my classroom has a poster which dictates what their activity options are. We retell it as a class on the last reading (giving them a chance to see the retell prop materials in action). I love your “There was an old lady…” story props. Great job! Thanks so much for the printable to Brown Bear. If everyone wants a turn with a certain prop, then they could potentially retell it a few times taking turns. Do you ever visit family far away? Thanks for sharing your feedback! Katie has spent 17 combined years in the Early Childhood field as a teacher, preschool owner, and educational writer. K.RL.3 – With prompting and support, identify characters, setting and major events in a story. This kind of change is inspiring, and it lets kids explore everything from personal reflection to expository writing. With a few props and a lot of imagination, this center is always a favorite! By kindergarten, most kids have gone to the zoo or read about a trip to the zoo. Write a story to go along with the picture. You continue to inspire. What do you like to do with your friends? {Ser.ious.ly.}. http://www.wildaboutkindergarten.blogspot.com, Love your ideas! i also have just discovered sheets of magnetic paper you can print right onto….all kinds of possiblities. Katie has spent 17 combined years in the Early Childhood field as a teacher, preschool owner, and educational writer. I have been wanting to make story stones with some of our favorite stories. By kindergarten, most kids have gone to the zoo or read about a trip to the zoo. I think your blog is GREAT!! Have we met yet? These younger kids remind them of what they have learned and offer inspiration for some great writing. Well, this center is fondly known to me as the center where books come alive, I see my students recreating the book’s setting, becoming the characters {oh, and they won’t leave out a single one} and living out the major events and key details. I was looking up literacy activities for little ones and your post popped up to my surprise Will be using this post for our future Baby Book Club meetups <3 xoxo Mor, Thanks Mor! I’ve been there many times in the past, but today it says I need to be invited. Each worksheet includes a fun cartoon picture, and a few sheets of lined writing paper. What does that parent look like? Kindergarten Stories are simple to use and almost identical to many of the Beginning Reader Stories. All Rights Reserved, 50 Kindergarten Writing Prompts With Pictures. All it takes is me saying, “Have you tried reading the words to see if you can do it on your own?” They beam because by this point they aren’t just “remembering” the words like they were at the beginning of the year – they are reading! In this rendition, Little Red heads through the jungle to bring medicine to her aunt. I’ve got two hard horns and four hard hooves. Today, let me share my kindergarten retell literacy center directions, expectations and a list of the 20 stories that make up this year-long center in our classroom. They are having a blast just playing with them for now though. See what you can do!” {wink}. You could also let them set overnight. What did they do? Copyright © 2020 LoveToKnow. I’ll have to keep my eyes out. Required fields are marked *. She enjoys drinking hot tea, making mud pies with her three kids and sharing what she's learned with teachers. Thanks! Have a copy of the book that is just for this center (if you can). I have a station for re-tell…but had never thought about doing Chicka Chicka Boom Boom with magnet letters…duh!? First, we put them in rainbow order. Thanks for sharing. Normally they are very good about choosing on their own what they’d like to do. Either way, they will be inspired! What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you? Online kindergarten stories for kids. New vocabulary words are added with each new level. AND I’m featuring your post on my blog! Thank you so much for this awesome post and all of the ideas at the bottom!! Who is the audience? I just did this with Mary Wore Her Red Dress. The story for Kindergarten with pictures is the best way to teach them. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. What do you know about them? !JenniferFirst Grade Blue SKies. Click any picture to read more about the book, get printables and instructions on how to make it yourself! Use a velcro label on the front is perfect to switch out the materials and a picture of the book so everything gets returned to the right bucket. How did you meet that friend. New follower:) Found you with Ms. Kindergarten’s bday giveaway:). Do you know any planets or stars? While this center does meet CC standards, I often see lots of cooperative learning and social skill building going on here too… which is a bonus! Glad to hear about your new permanent position Awesome stuff!