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Friday Journals--kids write a note to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Kids Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Classroom Activities, Letter Writing, Classroom Ideas, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Organisation

Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down on Friday...

Ok, I actually hate that song but it popped into my head when I started thinking about this post and wa-la! I have a title. Friday is my favorite day of the week! Why? Well, there's the obvious - it's the end of the week, but I do my favorite activities on Friday. Read on to find out! 1. Friday Journals During Writer's Workshop, my students write in their Friday Journals. We start by brainstorming what we learned during the week. The students then write a letter to their parents (or other…

11 Fantastic Writing Rubrics for Kindergarten - smiley face writing rubric - Teach Junkie 1st Grade Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Tips, Writing Rubrics, Writing Sentences, Writing Checklist, Writing Ideas, Writing Centers

Smiley Sentences Poster

Help your students self-edit their writing with this visual reminder! This poster is a part of my Smiley Sentences Rubric Pack...

For my Kindergarten friends: Students write about a time they got hurt (Ouch Stories). Use bandaids as artwork when they publish their stories. Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, Writing Topics, Writing Prompts, Teaching Ideas, The Human Body, Narrative Writing

2nd graders wrote about a time they got hurt (we called them Ouch Stories). We used bandaids as artwork when they published their stories.

Creating a classroom culture around literacy. This site has some great DIY author's chair or share chair examples. Classroom Organisation, Classroom Setup, Classroom Design, Classroom Displays, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Diy Classroom Decorations, Classroom Arrangement, Spanish Classroom

Author's Chair ~ Share Chair

Many years ago, I spent a lot of time making an author's chair. If you aren't sure what an author's chair is, it is "just" (Not really "just," but there's more on that at the end of the post) a fancy chair your author-students sit in when reading their work to the class. Somehow, one year, my chair disappeared from my room. I'm pretty sure it was probably broken misplaced one summer during the room cleanings. Lately, I've been toying with the idea of creating a new author's chair. While the…

It's the Handwriting Fairy! - Reinforce good handwriting by letting them write with fancy pencils! Utilize these during writing times only? 1st Grade Writing, Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Kindergarten Classroom, Writing Activities, School Classroom, Teaching Tips, Classroom Ideas, Kindergarten Handwriting

It's the Handwriting Fairy!

I begin handwriting with a very special pencil! It is quite a big deal. I wait until October before formally introducing the pencil. I tell the children that this is a special pencil that has a special way to hold it - the tripod grip! I teach the proper pencil grip. I do use a triangular pencil that helps the children succeed. If they are using the proper grip - I put a 'sprinkle' of fairy dust on their hand! Here's what I use to make the pencil: I purchased a glitter glue that I painted on…

First Grade Glitter and Giggles: Owl Writing Process Pack-kids place clothespin to show where they are at in the writing process Owl Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Writing Rubrics, Paragraph Writing, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing

Owl Writing Process Pack

I have a confession...My name is Marisa and I'm jumping onto the Owl Bandwagon!! (thanks Misty! ) I resisted as long as I could. Although this isn't the first owl themed pack that I've added to my TPT store, this is the first that I've actually been motivated to make for my own classroom and I LOVE it. For the past few years I've used magnetic writing process signs on my white board and students have moved a clipart pencil with their name on it to show which step of the process they were…

Teaching Happily Ever After: April Classroom Pics: Weather Activities 1st Grade Writing, Teaching Writing, Teaching Science, Writing Activities, Science Activities, Science Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Science Experiments, Writing Prompts

April Classroom Pics: Weather Activities

"Creative Teaching With A Technology Twist!" A teaching blog with an emphasis on technology integration.

The Mall-ard's Kindergarten: Where the Wild Things Post: "Cheesy Little Stories" Bulletin Board First Grade Classroom, Classroom Fun, Kindergarten Classroom, Future Classroom, Too Cool For School, School Fun, School Stuff, School Ideas, Readers Workshop

Accept No Limits--Imagine the Possibilities -- Expect the Unexpected

The Mall-ard's blog provides a window into our Kindergarten classroom. You are welcome to take a peek into our daily activities and share in the lives of our Kindergarten students.

Who is sick bulletin board. All credit goes to A Teeny Tiny Teacher on this one! Creative Writing Stories, School Signage, Cute Bulletin Boards, Signage Board, Writing Lessons, Sick, Teacher, Activities, Door Ideas

Tho Thick - A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Oh, I’m thick. Thuper thick. If you’re not a regular on this ole here blog, that translates to “Oh, I’m sick. Super sick.” It’s because I was bragging the other day about how I no longer get sick and that I do not have a weak constitution (my sister, Lisa, would rather I say “immune …

Love this visual writing rubric for first grade! Love this visual writing rubric for first grade! Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Ideas, Writing Curriculum, Homeschooling, Writing Lessons, Writing Rubrics, Writing Ideas

A Look into Writer's Workshop

Here's a look into our Writer's Workshop... At the beginning of the year we looked at different forms of writing and why writer's write. I showed examples of writing I've completed but also used kid's work. I found this cute poster at The First Grade Parade and had to make one! We've spent time going over expectations and what our workshop will look like. Students learned where to find materials and what to do when they think they're done. They have worked on adding to their pictures, adding…