We started our year with Brown Bear, Brown Bear. This gave us a good chance to practice cutting and gluing, following directions as well as shapes and colors! As well as making all of the characters we were able to sequence the story with a pocket chart activity. It is always fun to hear the students revisit the text we are concentrating on. Yes, at this point of our reading journey most of their retelling is memorized and that is just OK! Rhyming, repetition, and memorizing are some of the first steps in our journey!