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graham and perin
Sun Oct 9, 2011 14:42
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It is so difficult for me right now to have the children write about what is of interest to them specifically every time we have writing because in kindergarten we are using a lot of sentence starters and ideas where I can model for them- but... I need to take a day of my writing and give them the opportunity to illustrate and write about whatever they want! I do know this- but this article only reinforces this for me!

  • Watching the video clips on Jake was amazing. From this you can see that there are ways for communication, you just have to find the ones that work. Jake makes so much progress over time. This makes... more
    • Alternative Pencils Reply - trivettec, Sun Oct 9 18:37
      I totally took the part about student choice to heart, also! This past week I found myself giving the students more choice on just about everything we did. Around Thursday, I noticed that I was... more
    • graham and perin - fayk, Sun Oct 9 14:42
    • Jake - redingerj, Sun Oct 9 13:03
      Wow! It really was amazing to me, too! You are right- there IS always a way to communicate. The alternatives to pencils, etc. are insightful- however, I am questioning all the work I have done with... more
      • Re: Jake - Stacy Durham, Sun Oct 9 15:11
        I also agree that watching Jake was absolutely amazing. He was so excited and what a wonderful feeling it must be to finally have the pencil you need to communicate. I also think that your idea of... more
      • Jake - fayk, Sun Oct 9 14:39
        You do so well Josey! I know we are so desperate to reach every child- but you have to take it one day at a time! I love the idea of "what will be your pencil today!"
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