Kindergartners Celebrate Writing Success

Kindergartners Celebrate Writing Success photo
Completing the first writing assignment of the year was a milestone moment for kindergartners at Northeast Elementary School in the Amityville Union Free School District. Children proudly marched around the building with their non-fiction pieces during a celebratory parade on Oct. 19.

Students wrote short narrative pieces as part of their introduction to Writer’s Workshop, an initiative that creates personal writing experiences through the self-selection of topics. For their initial assignment, kindergartners could pick any memory or special moment in their lives to share. 

“Celebration,” with the well-known lyric, “Celebrate good times, come on!” played over the loudspeaker during the parade. Three students were then chosen to share their pieces with the entire school. All of the young writers took their stories home to read to family members.

“They’re writers now, and we wanted to celebrate that,” said instructional coach Theresa McCormack, adding that kindergartners will complete books with a cover sheet and three pages of content as part of their next unit of study.