I LOVE The Wheels on the Bus!! I usually try to incorporate this book into my literacy activities fairly early in the school year. I was sooo excited when Mrs. B shared with me a "Wheels on the Bus" book that I'd had never seen before....The Wheels on the School Bus!!! Too, too cute and perfect for this time of the school year. After reading both books and doing some comparisons we moved on to some beginning writing activities.
Later in the week I created our first class story activity. Of course I picked sentences that would incorporate our word list and the popcorn words we had just begun working with (I & can.)
During a group meeting the class took turns either helping me phonetically spell, copy words from the word list or write the popcorn words to create this story. They LOVED it! They have had so much fun using our pointers and reading it to each other during our Daily 5 time. I always love these types of beginning literacy activities. The kindergartners are so thrilled when they realize they CAN actually read! Such an exciting moment for any K teacher! : ) Have a great week!