We are so proud of our kindergartners as they are finishing their first genre in writing - Teaching Books. The children have been writing books about things they know a lot about and let me tell you, they know a lot of stuff! We have worked up to 15 minutes of quiet independent writing. We know how to close our eyes and think about a topic, how to select the right paper for what we want to write, how to plan by touching each page and thinking about what we want to say on each page, how to start with a picture and add details, how to add words by stretching them out and writing the sounds that we hear, how to use the word wall (on the ceiling!) how to add labels to our pictures, how to ask questions and get suggestions from a partner, how to staple our pages together, how to use a date stamp and how to put our first and last name on our books. We are a community of writers!