I picked up this bag at Michaels for $1 and these for .59 each(I bought around 15 of them) Our story always begins with Once upon a time and then we draw a piece (without looking)and we start to tell our story. Every person adding to it as we draw new pieces. My children loved it and could have done it for hours, literally!
6 Tips for Teaching First Grade Writing
#1- Write in front of the kids daily- I know for many of us the thought of writing in front of the kids is terrifying! Most of us weren’t English majors, and I think it brings back memories of red ink when we were kids. I, for one, am the queen of run-on sentences. Also, I LOVE commas and exclamation marks!!! I am sure all my “Grammar” friends are cringing right now as they read this! But here is the truth, they are 6 and 7 years old! We have tons of writing knowledge to share with them…
Classroom This and That
Today I've got a variety of tid-bits from my classroom. I wanted to take some pictures but of course I left my camera at home. So I apologize for the poor cell phone quality pictures. The awesome writing process tracker pencil chart that has been floating around Pinterest. I knew I had to make one! I can't wait to start using it! I bought this awesome Haunted House Descriptive Writing Project on TPT and I love it! So far we have brainstormed who would buy a haunted house and what kinds of…
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Great page for teaching similies :) Great for self or for older students take pov of character of book or people on social studies. could also compare similes and metaphors
Draw an Adjective Monster | FREE
I am planning on using this worksheet tomorrow with my Grade 1 class. We have begun to discuss adjectives and have identified and charted many examples. I will ask my students to use their imagination to draw a colourful, interesting monster. You may wish to read a book about monsters to get creati...
Parts of Speech- Primary
Everything you will need to have students master nouns, adjectives, and verbs! This 40 page set includes... -anchor signs -graphic organizers -mini books for each part of speech -parts of speech word work center activities...
Spring Writing Prompts for First Grade - Planning Playtime
Awesome Spring Writing Prompts for First Grade. Narrative, Informative, and Opinion Writing organizers and draft pages included in fun spring themes.
Anchor Charts for Writing
If you would've asked me my thoughts about using anchor charts in the classroom a few years ago, I would've said something along the lines of them being more appropriate in a primary room--not so much 4th or 5th grade. I've come to learn that anchor charts are just as necssary in intermediate classrooms--and may even be more beneficial--than in a primary room! Anchor charts are very big in my school and the students here have learned to look for them in their classrooms over the years. My…
End of the School Year Tips (to be SUPER prepared for next year!)
Every June, I lock up my classroom for summer and FEEL like I have left everything ready to go when August rolls around. Yet, every August, I unlock those doors and realize how much work I have on my plate to get my stuff together for another school year. THIS year, I will set myself up for success for the next school year. I need to repeat that... THIS YEAR, I WILL SET MYSELF UP FOR SUCCESS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. My schedule is just about to hit the crazy fan, but here in my tenth year…
Word Choice - 5 Ways to Expand Your Students' Vocabulary - Appletastic Learning
Word Choice - 5 Strategies to Expand your Students' Vocabulary. Love these 5 ways to help my students use better word choice in their writing!
Place objects inside a story bag and have children draw one piece at a time and tell a story. This would be a great listening comprehension activity or the start of a great creative writing story prompt in the upper elementary grades!!
State Report - State Lapbook Freebie
State Reports • Nonfiction Text • Informational Writing ***SPRING 2016: This resource is now FREE!***