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I created this anchor chart yesterday. My students really enjoyed making their own story "movies" in their minds. They even stated they liked their mental images better than the actual book's illustrations!

One Extra Degree: I love this because it puts big words like "responsible" and "citizenship" in kid-terms "super kiddo"

Yummy Pancakes and Writing with the 5 Senses! May be too hard for kinder at the beginning of the year, but good idea!

Unit Ideas for teaching the 5 Senses - have a station set up for each of the 5 senses with different things for them to feel, see, taste, smell and hear

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Bringing Families Together With One Book, Part 1: The Reading Program

I wanted to share with you how I use Cynthia Rylant’s book The Relatives Came in my classroom to introduce reader’s workshop, gather writing samples, and surprise my class with a week-ending event they talk about all year.