Showing posts with label writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label writing. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hi everyone! I have a couple of things to share with you today. First of all, here is the view from my classroom right now.

All of the white stuff is actually snow falling. Bleh!

Now, onto the ideas. I have come up with a way to display, store and send home our writing projects. . .attaching the writing to file folders and labeling the edge for organizational purposes. I think I would file them all and then send home at the end of the year. For example, for the last couple of weeks we have been working on Narratives. We just finished the final draft yesterday. 
Here is what it looks like stapled into the folder:

Here is my display on the wall:

I also wanted to share our big flower project. We made a big flower and labeled the parts. I did these last year as well.

You can grab the labeling printable by clicking here.

Prayers to Boston . . .


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Half Sheet Journal Freebies

Hi guys. I hope you are having a nice Sunday. I have been working on school stuff but am about ready to work on laundry. I wash all of my school clothes on delicate and hang to dry, ironing as necessary . . .so it takes a little time above plain old regular laundry. We are also cooking a big pot of corned beef and cabbage. Yum! 

My Firstie's write in a journal most days in addition to regular writing time in their notebooks. They love their journals and it gives them a way to express happenings in their lives. By this time of year they are tired of the full size journals that have a place for a picture. They just want to get "right to the writing" so I made some half size booklets to use for the remainder of the school year . . .here they are in case you would find them useful . . .

Click here to download.

I hope you have a good week!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Letter for Rudolph, Linky Party

Tammy from "Dots of Fun" had a great freebie giveaway this week. I had such a busy week, I missed out on grabbing most of the images, so I bought the set this morning. It was worth it to me to buy the set, even just for the bell! It reminds me of this bell which holds great sentimental value for me. My dad gave it to my mom when I was a teenager. My parents are both gone now, but when my son was a child, my mom gave it to us. We put it on our tree every year. It has always been Austie's job to place it on the tree, even now that he is 20 years old! I have it set aside for him to put on the tree when he gets home from college for Christmas next week!

Anyway, since I seem to have reindeer on the mind this morning (see previous post) ,
 I decided to make a template for my class to write to Rudolph, which always proves to be lots of fun!

Click here to download

I am linking up with Tammy for her Linky Party. pop on over to check it out!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Writing 'Menu" Display

Hi gang! I mentioned in an earlier post that I had my eye on this from Lori Rosenberg
Well, I purchased it over the weekend, printed it and went straight out to my classroom on Saturday evening to set it up! This is a picture of my bulletin board

and a partial picture of my baskets underneath
I made number tags so that it would be easy for the kids to match up the item on the "writing Menu" with the basket that contains the appropriate writing template. I am introducing the menu items one at a item and showing how to match with the correct basket. So far, it has been a big hit! They love it!

Click here to print number cards

Hope you all had a good day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Just went crazy in Rachelle's TpT Store!

Hi everyone! How is your week going? The weather here is beautiful but is going to turn very cold in a few days! Brrrrrr. I am watching an old Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin movie on Netflix. So funny. :) I am also  shopping on Teachers Pay Teachers. I just went crazy in Rachelle's {What the Teacher Wants!} store and bought these . . .

In self defense, I think I should be able to blame part of it on her for having such cute and timely stuff!! Thanks Rachelle! Here is the link to her store if you want to peek for yourself.

I also have my eye on this from Lori Rosenberg's TpT Store . . .

Thanks ladies for all of your amazing work!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Parent conferences are next week!  This is the student display outside my door:
I had the children write their three favorite things about first grade on the paper.  Some of them even said, "My Teacher!"  You can get the writing paper here.

Monday, September 10, 2012

What Do I Do When I Finish a Piece of Writing . . .

Hi everyone. I hope you had a good Monday. We were supposed to have rain here today and so far it hasn't happened. I think the unstable weather is contributing to my SiNuS hEaDaChE!

We are on our 17th day of school today and are getting our routines down. We are also building our stamina in Read to Self and Work on Writing. I made this poster today to assist in our writing routines and thought I would make it in a few extra colors and share. . .

Click here to download and print

Have a restful evening!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Forms and Stationary featuring Melonheadz Clip Art

Hey everyone! Here is a sneak peek at something I just posted on Teachers pay Teachers. It features the darling work of Nikki from Melonheadz.

 I  made a variety of forms and stationary in color and black/white.

Here is the TpT link

Monday, July 9, 2012

Awesome Sign from Tai Pan, Writing Ideas Freebie

Hey everybody! Hope you are having a great Monday. I am watching Hotel Impossible, one of my new favorite shows! 

Guess what? I went to Tai Pan Trading over the weekend and I walked right up to the most perfect sign for first graders! I am going to hang it on my classroom door. It is a rustic wooden sign, black with white lettering.  I think it sums up what first graders need to remember perfectly!

I have been working on something for the kids to use for writing ideas. I have seen a few different versions of this out there on Pinterest or blogs. I'm sorry that I can't remember who else has something like this . . or I would give them a shout out

I purchased these tiny spiral notepads at Walmart for $1.50 for 4 pads. I bought enough for every student to have one to keep in their desk, and made this little cover. I laminated, cut out and taped on the cover with heavy mailing tape . . .the students will use the notebooks to record writing ideas as they think of them.

Click here to print

I also wanted to give you the TpT link for the Purple/Black themed Teacher Organization Notebook that includes monthly calendar through May 2013 (let me know if you need the calendar extended  or a personalized cover page) 

I hope you have a wonderful evening!

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