The kindergarten students will develop their writing skills, over time, using pictures (representing themselves, others, and scenery) and letters (strings of letters, phonetically spelled words and/or words) that match in meaning. Students will be expected to verbally share their writing with others. They may "read" from their paper or "read" from memory. This Author's Celebration is the first of many to come throughout the school year. The focus for this Author's Celebration is that the story is about one topic.
This is a first grade science unit on weather. Students will observe, measure, describe and record aspects of weather such as temperature, air, wind and clouds. They will also practice using various weather tools, and look for patterns in weather over a year-long span.
In this lesson, students will be able to identify what is inside a pumpkin. Students will author and illustrate books with representations of real pumpkins.