•          writing
    Writing is an ongoing creative process that allows us to communicate and to create.  Students will express their ideas through pictures and words.  There will be mini lessons to help students develop their writing skills, and there will be time each day for students to write, revise, conference, and share.  Students' written stories may begin with random letters, initial consonants, or word parts.  As students progress, conventional spelling develops.  Students will learn letter sounds and how to combine those letters to create words. The students may also use the multiple labels around the classroom to help them to spell.  Our main focus will be to become confident in writing and to focus on expressing our ideas.