On our first full day together, we enjoyed the story "Mrs. Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten", written by Joseph Slate. We enjoyed the rhyming pattern of the story, the illustrations, and being able to join in and chorus certain parts that were repeated. We had many laughs over how the "children" and "Mrs. Bindergarten" all got ready for Kindergarten in various ways. Once the story was finished, we brainstormed how each of us got ready for Kindergarten. It was an interesting and lively discussion which ensued. The children had such wonderful ideas, we decided to publish them into our first classroom book. Each Kiddoe sat down and began to "illustrate" and "write" what he/she did to get ready for Kindergarten.
Once we were finished, Miss W. and Ms. S. bound all the pages together into a book.
On Friday, we presented the Kiddoes with their book. It was wonderful to see their looks of astonishment and pride that in the first week of school, they were already Authors and Illustrators.