Friday, November 20, 2015

Chart Addiction

I love making charts for my kindergarten classroom. This year I am focusing a lot on executive functioning skills and growth mindset strategies. I have gained so much insight and motivation for chart making from the resource Chart Chums. I am grateful for their generous sharing of their knowledge and creative ideas. I've never found anything that offers my kindergarten students the type of ownership and deeper understanding of important vocabulary and the skills they represent, as I have with the Chart Chum books and blog resources I have integrated into my practice.
This book was perfect for leading into a conversation about empathy. In dog vs. cat, nothing seems to be detouring their mind set and personal wants and needs, until...(well you will have to get the book to find out). I have started doing charts with my students through interactive writing. The posters then become part of our anchor strategies. Thank you chart chums! XO





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