Another cute thing I do during literacy time is "Sticker Stories." The kids get to choose 2 stickers, create a detailed background and then tell me the story so that I can write it down under their pictures, eventually allowing them to write themselves, see the progression below from Sept.-December. I choose stickers that are season/theme related with very little extra detail, such as a background. My kids love this. We do the stories in small groups but eventually I will do it as a whole group since many kids are using inventive spelling at this point in the year.
And one last thing school related, my principal's goal this year is about the impact bullying has on everyone involved. We are having a school wide assembly next week, each class has made these little people(which I already turned into the art teacher) They were cute, we all had to color ourselves and doodle our favorites, what we love etc and add photos of the above as well. We also were given clouds for the kids to draw how they could make the world a better place. I added the writing portion ~ because with some k pics you may not know what the heck they are drawing ;) Anyway, as I said the entire school has done this and our pictures will be hung up in the gym during the assembly, I can't wait to see it(and of course I will post those too) But this is what we ended up with: