We are now authors in kindergarten. Tired of their lame journal entries, “I like my mom” and “I see a cat”, I decided to switch up how we do writing in kindergarten. Thanks to a journal article I read (for grad school… don’t worry – I haven’t started reading academic journals for fun), this book from my mom
and some blank pages stapled together, my kids are turning into budding little authors. The highlight of the lesson is when I did exactly what the character in the book did, and passed around a kleenex box with a mirror inside. I told them they could look inside to meet a really special author. You’d think they’d know what would happen since we just read this same scenario in the book, but rather than rolling their eyes, they saw their reflection in the mirror, their faces lit up, and with wonder they exclaimed, “I’m an author!”
They can write their books about anything they want. So far we have about 5 finished novellas. Watch for some of these classics in your local library someday soon:
I can’t wait to see what my little writers come up with next!