This morning my calendar was blocked out to grade kindergarten information writing pieces for one of our teachers who is on sick leave. Normally, grading on-demand writing assessments is not something I look forward to. But when kindergarteners write, it’s usually pretty entertaining.
The first piece that caught my eye was this one. “All About Recess Disasters” for those of you not fluent in reading kindergarten writing (it is a special skill primary teachers possess). As you can see from the illustration, recess is a very dangerous place, full of blood, tears and liars, as depicted in this next picture: Who knew?
The highlight of my reading, though, had to be this piece: Yes, you read that right, “All About Loins.” Such a mature topic for kindergarten! This eloquent and articulate information book taught me that loins have paws, legs, ears, and eyes. And then, using a sophisticated craft move, the author saved the best fact for last: “Loins have fur.” I had no idea I would have such an educational morning!