Book Study: Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: Chapter 19&20

We are wrapping up the book study today! We had plans to finish a little earlier but you know how the end of the year goes :)

We are finishing up with Chapters 19&20! 

This year was the first year that we have done this Care Club where students meet once a month after school. Students painted chalkboards for a school in Kenya, sang Christmas carols at a nursing home, collected canned goods, and many other projects. It was so fun to be a part of it and to see the kids going above and beyond to help others. 

I know that in terms of my actual classroom, I need to get better with this strategy. I need to bring in more real life examples and expose my kids to more of the outside world. I think this was a step in that direction! 

Chapter 20 was all about writing..which I know looks very different in each grade level. 

I love writer's workshop in Kindergarten. Watching them grow from barely being able to write to forming letters to writing sentences. I keep various writing examples from August to May and then bind it together at the end of the year. 

I am a big fan of Lucy Calkin's Unit of Study. I do a little mix of the Units of Study and I really love Deanna and Deedee's writing units! I like to do a little mix of both. 

If you have been following along with our book study, then you can do your final link up here! 

1 comment:

  1. I haven't commented very much on the Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites blog posts, and I haven't linked up any of my own blog posts. However, I must say that you guys inspired me to purchase and read the book and it has had a positive impact on me and my classroom. I have started reading other books as well, and as I read these books, I find that the research, theories, and proof that these authors speak of is reiterated in the book, Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites! Thank you for doing this book study!



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