Yes, I'm technically supposed to be on bereavement leave this week (and yes, I am on leave...), but I also have time on my hands, well more than I do when I'm working full-time, and I've also of course been checking my school email address.
Yesterday my principal emailed us with the "official" kindergarten writing assessment date: May 18th! As a kindergarten team we have been using a 4-Star Writing rubric in our classes. There are stars for:
-Starting sentences with a capital letter
-Using an endmark
-Words that match the picture
While I love the idea of coloring in the stars, I've been trying to come up with something even more visual for my students. So, I made our new editing checklist! Take a peek, and let me know what you think! I'm hoping that the animals (and alien!) will be easy for students to remember when they are writing on the assessment since we have to take down our rubrics.