In KB, Show and Tell relates to the concept of study. Sometimes the item must begin or end with a particular letter. Other times, Show and Tell items follow our theme (dinosaurs, food, plants, etc.) When students share their items, they follow the Write Tools format. They begin by introducing their topic, then giving big ideas and details about the item, and lastly forming the conclusion. Following this format helps the students think carefully about their items, builds confidence when talking in front of their peers and aides in their writing.
To give everyone an opportunity to share, each student is assigned a Show and Tell day according to the first letter of his/her name. On this day, the student may bring one item to share, related to the concept of study. Friday is our make-up day. If a student was absent or forgot his/her item on the assigned day, he/she may bring Show and Tell on Friday.