We use Being A Writer by Developmental Studies. This program is a K-6 genre based comprehensive writing program. In Kindergarten, our 4th unit is called, “Just the Facts,” and has the students exploring a number of different trade books to support non-fiction writing anchor texts. This past week, we read the book, Mr. Santizo’s Tasty Treats by Alice K. Flanagan. In this story, we read facts about Mr. Santizo and his work, life, and family. Next, we interviewed an adult in our school community so we could learn more facts about his life. We decided to interview Mr. Pierce, our principal. The Kindergarteners loved learning about Mr. Pierce’s Family and interests! As a special treat, Mrs. McCulley used Mr. Santizo’s chocolate chip cookie recipe in the back of the book to make us some tasty treats!