At the end of each quarter the kindergarten classes celebrate the reading skills we have developed that quarter. Our first quarter unit was called We Are Readers! The unit focused on how kindergarten kids can already be readers when we look at and talk about “learn about the world books” (nonfiction), and when we retell “storybooks” (fiction).
Our first quarter celebration included making storybook reader crowns, which the students decorated with pictures of their favorite storybook characters. The students then wore their crowns to their celebration with a buddy kindergarten class. The students brought their favorite storybooks and celebrated by reading them with a friend from another class.
The students and teachers enjoyed celebrating our first quarter reading skills and are looking forward to our next unit about reading Super Powers!