This week was an amazing week for Kindergarten. Now that the children know how to use the different programs, we would like to incorporate different concepts of creating a story into each lesson. This week, we learned about prewriting. Amazing writers think about what they want to write, sketch a picture, write words down, and color their pictures. Mrs. Frederick's class used their knowledge about symbols of the United States and presidents to prewrite and create a Doodlecast. The children chose a symbol or president, drew a picture, and then wrote a sentence about their picture. Students took their pictures and created a Doodlecast from their pictures. We hoped that by prewriting, some of the rambling would be eliminated. The results were phenomenal. The children knew a tremendous about of information about each symbol. We also had a variety of results. They wrote about the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, the American Flag, and George Washington. We now have a YouTube channel called kilbykindergarten. We will post our Doodlecast creations daily as they are created. We will continue to prewrite and tell stories through our new unit on the zoo.