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1 Write and Share is an excellent way to connect school and home. Writing and reading are targeted skills while building classroom community. Parents enjoy the variety of curriculum extensions while helping their children complete these writing activities. Students share their weekly assignments orally and build confidence in speaking in front of others. Jackie & Kylene P.S Follow our store to get updates & FREEBIES! Click our logo!

2 Each of the 3 grade level products include complete directions for easy organization of the Sharing part and a Parent Letter that explains the program and how important these activities can be! The 1 st g rade sample i s on page 3

3 APPLES, APPLES, APPLES Dear Parents, Next week, during Write & Share your child will present this assignment to their class. Please help your child write in COMPLETE sentences and practice reading them aloud at home. DIRECTIONS: If at all possible, please take your child to the store and have them select their favorite apple. Cut the apple open and help them count the seeds in the center. Answer the questions below about their apple. Example: How many seeds were in your apple? My apple had 7 seeds. What color was your apple? My apple was red. What is your favorite way to eat apples? fresh raw apple applesauce apple juice apple pie apple muffin Other How many seeds were in your apple? ///////////////////// ///////////////////// What color was your apple? ///////////////////// ///////////////////// What is your favorite way to eat apples? fresh raw apple applesauce apple juice apple pie apple muffin Other Name

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5 Write & Share Table of Contents Overview & Organization Tips pages 4 & 5 Weekly Assignment Extensions page 6 Word & Picture Card Information page 8 Parent Letter page 9 Parent Word & Picture Card Letter page 10 Parent Word & Picture Cards pages Look at the variety of TOPICS that are explored! PART 1 Write & Share: pages *Fall Free Choice! (Start with this one) My Favorite Color! (Beginning School Year) About Me! (Beginning School Year) The Apple! (September Johnny Appleseed) The Woods! (September-Johnny Appleseed/Woods) Pirates! (September 19 th -Talk Like a Pirate Day) Fall Leaves! (October) The Ocean! Bats! Spiders! Halloween! Patterns! (Columbus traveled the Ocean) (October) (October) (October 31) Use both OR only spiders) (November) Pets! (November) Thanksgiving! (3 rd Thursday in November) Christmas Time! (December) Christmas Gift! (December) *MORE EXTENSION activities are in last part of the packet starting with page 60.. jkcurriculumconnection.com

6 Write & Share Table of Contents (cont.) PART 2 Pages *Winter Free Choice! (January-after break) Birthday Months! (January-begin new year) Winter Fun! (January) The 5 Senses! (January-suggested) My Best Friend! (Valentine s Day-February) President s Day! (President s Day-February) 100 Days of School! (100 th Day-February) Math Story Problems! (February-suggested) Green! Green (March-St. Patrick s Day) *Spring Free Choice! (March) Weather Report! (March-suggested) The Time Is? (March-suggested Who s Inside This Egg? (Around Easter but also any time) Earth Day! (April-Earth Day) T.V. OR Movie Question! (April-but also any time) Creepy Crawly Bugs! (April-suggested) The Farm! (May-suggested) Community Helpers! (May-suggested) Zoo Animals! (May-suggested) Camping! (May-suggested) School Year Memories! (May/June-Last Write & Share) MORE EXTENSION ACIVITIES are on pages The kindergarten sample is on page 7 *Free Choice items (Fall, Winter, Spring) may be used after vacation breaks. jkcurriculumconnection.com

7 The Apple! Dear Parents, Next week, during Write & Share your child will present this assignment to their class. Please help your child write a COMPLETE sentence and practice reading their sentence aloud at home. Directions: If at all possible, please take your child to the store and have them select an apple. At home cut open the apple and count the seeds. Answer the questions below about this apple. the What color is the apple? Color the apple: yellow green red How many seeds does the apple have inside it? Color the number of seeds: Write the color word of your apple to complete the sentence. Trace the dotted word. Practice reading the sentence. The apple is //////. Cut out the 2 dotted at the bottom & glue them on the right spaces. the apple Find and circle the word the on this paper. Say it each time! Name apple the

8 The 2 nd grade sample is on page 10

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10 Johnny Appleseed & More! Dear Parents, Next week, during Write & Share, your child will present this assignment to their class. Please help your child write in COMPLETE sentences and practice reading them aloud at home. DIRECTIONS: Read the story below together about Johnny Appleseed. Discuss this story. Have your child answer the following questions. Examples: I do think that he was important because now people can have apples to eat. My favorite fruit is the orange. Yes, I would walk plant orange seeds so lots of people could eat oranges. Johnny Appleseed was a man who walked throughout the United States planting apple seeds. He taught people how to care for apple trees. Johnny also told funny stories to the people he met. Everyone loved meeting Johnny! They learned to make delicious apple pie, apple butter, and apple cider or juice. We remember Johnny Appleseed every year on his birthday September 26th. Give your opinion: Do you think Johnny Appleseed was important? Why or Why not? //////////////////////// //////////////////////// What is your favorite fruit? /////////// /////////// Draw a picture of it here. Would you travel around to plant seeds to grow this fruit? Tell why you would or would not. //////////////////////// //////////////////////// Name jkcurriculumconnection.com

11 K CLIC store! w our to follo Thank you for viewing our product PREVIEW! We LOVE to create and share with teachers everywhere! Visit our blog to get FREE downloadable resources for your classroom PreK through 2nd grade. We create singables, non-fiction resources, and other educational materials that successfully help children acquire early literacy and math skills. Enjoy! Jackie & Kylene jkcurriculumconnection.com Here are some other products you might helpful. CLICK on a picture to link to the product s page at our TPT store.

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