Write about Butterflies

It takes a lot of practice for a Kindergartner to become comfortable with writing sentences. Just like anything else, practice makes perfect! So, here's another Thinking Map-based writing activity that can be used at home to help your child get used to writing sentences. This time, the topic is our favourite: butterflies.

This time, our Tree Map is much more complex than ones we've done previously. Since the children have been writing at least four times a week, they have had a lot of practice at school and should be able to handle writing sentences that are longer than three words in length. So, the Tree Map now reflects this sophistication.

After brainstorming, our Tree Map looks like this:
There are two 'paths' for sentence writing so a greater number of sentences can be written. In fact, if the connecting word and is included with the words in the first path, then an even greater quantity of sentences may be created!
Here are two possible examples of sentences that might be written using the Tree Map above. Note that the date is now also included along with the first and last name.To print horizontal Kindergarten writing paper, click here. After the sentence(s) is/are written, a drawing is to be included based on what was written. Encourage your child to write at least one or two sentences every day.

AR Book Find

I bet YOU have your own 'AR' books at home or have been checking some out at your own public library! 'Accelerated Reader' books are simply those that have the special quizzes to go with them. Check to see if your book book is listed under the AR Book Find. You can find the reading level and more!

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