As a Kindergarten team, we've talked a little about how to teach Common Core Standard W6- With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers. We've struggled a bit with this because we don't go to the computer lab and, if we did, how effective would it be trying to teach 28 kinders at a time anything in the lab? We talked about using buddy classrooms to work together to create something, but I don't have a buddy classroom this year. So, I haven't been able to do a good job with teaching that standard.
Yesterday I decided to try to use the ActivInspire program we have with our Smart Boards to write and illustrate our version of The Little Red Hen. We wrote the story together and then I taught them how to draw the first page. Then children took turns coming up and drawing different pieces of the story. Here are some pictures that show them in action.