Texting Templates

Texting Templates

My first graders are obsessed with anything technology related, so they were thrilled when I pulled out these texting templates to work on writing conversations.  This texting activity was a fun use of "technology" in the classroom! This post contains Amazon affiliate...

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Camping Themed Story Stones

Camping Themed Story Stones

Whether you're brand new to story stones or you're an absolute pro, this camping themed variety is a must-try. The colorful art project doubles as an inspiring way to get kids writing! Check out the step-by-step below and then download the writing center starter kit...

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Writing Center Starter Kit

Writing Center Starter Kit

This starter kit gives you everything you need for your kindergarten or first grade writing center! Whether you’re setting up a station as a separate space in your classroom or making go-to writing folders each student can keep in her desk and pull out during writing...

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Easter Egg Writing Craftivity

Easter Egg Writing Craftivity

Help your students work on their descriptive writing and have a little fun with Easter eggs!  I love having an Easter egg hunt in my classroom and this is the perfect writing craftivity to go along with it. Grab the freebie below and then hop over to snag our Easter...

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Santa Stationery

Santa Stationery

This free Santa stationery is a perfect addition to your writing center this holiday season! Snag the activity below and then hop over and grab our best selling Christmas centers in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Getting Ready Prepping the Santa stationery was...

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St. Patrick’s Day Writing Center

St. Patrick’s Day Writing Center

With just a few days left before St. Patrick's Day, it's the perfect time to add some leprechaun-inspired words and story prompts to your writing center! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to slide down the rainbow and snag our entire St. Patrick's...

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Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween Writing Prompts

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Halloween is almost here so it's the perfect time to add a few Halloween-themed story prompts to our writing centers. Scroll below to snag the five different Halloween story prompts and then make sure to hop over and snag some Fall Writing...

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My Summer Report

My Summer Report

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Bidding farewell to summer doesn't have to be sad!  With these fun and differentiated summer reports, students will be able to relive their best summer memories and share them with their classmates. Scroll down to grab your own copy of the...

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Ice Cream Writing Craftivity

Ice Cream Writing Craftivity

Ice Cream Writing Craftivity for ages 6 to 8. This sweet craftivity is a perfect way to work on writing skills this summer! Scroll down to grab your freebie then hop over and grab our Beach Time Subtraction for more summer fun. Getting Ready I printed the writing prep...

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Beach Writing Prompt

Beach Writing Prompt

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Longing for a sunny day at the beach? I bet your students are too! Add some summer fun to your writing stations with this fun beach writing prompt. It's perfect for kindergarten and first-grade kids. With helpful vocabulary cards to help...

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End of the Year Craftivity

End of the Year Craftivity

Activity for ages 5 to 8. With summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the un-BEE-lievable school year we have had! This end of the school year craftivity is a perfect way to reflect on a great school year while practicing some brainstorming...

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Beach Bucket Writing

Beach Bucket Writing

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Whether you're planning a trip to the beach or you're just dreaming about warm summer weather, this motivating writing project is a must-try activity for kindergarten or first grade. Grab your copy below and then hop over to snag our...

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Summer Journal

Summer Journal

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Looking for a simple way to keep kids writing this summer?! Whether you're a parent hoping to battle summer slide or you're a teacher who wants to keep kids learning over the break, our free summer journals are the perfect solution. My...

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How to Create a Leprechaun Trap Writing Activity

How to Create a Leprechaun Trap Writing Activity

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Designing and creating leprechaun traps is one of my favorite activities for March! Kids can come up with amazing ideas if you simply give them an opportunity to be creative and BUILD! I prefer to view it as a project based learning (PBL)...

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Fall Writing Pages

Fall Writing Pages

These free fall writing pages are a festive addition to a writing center or Writer's Workshop. The fun story prompts and autumn colors are just the trick to make writing exciting for kids. Getting Ready To prep, I simply printed out all five prompts - making...

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Differentiated Writing Paper with Rubrics

Differentiated Writing Paper with Rubrics

Activity for ages 3 to 8. One of the biggest lessons I've learned about teaching kids to write is that we often bombard a child with too much at once. "Don't forget to put a capital." "Did you put a period at the end?" "Check the word wall!" This can often overwhelm...

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Make Your Own I Spy Book

Make Your Own I Spy Book

Activity for ages 5 to 8. I have some first grade students who LOVE to write and others who are a little more reluctant.  But this Make Your Own I Spy Book put such a fun spin on writing that all of my students couldn't wait to start working on it! This...

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How to Eat an Oreo Writing Activity

How to Eat an Oreo Writing Activity

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Writing with transitional words including "first", "next" and "then" is an important skill for young writers. This "How to Eat an Oreo" activity makes writing practice fun AND delicious - my favorite combination! Getting Started To...

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Easy Writing Journals for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Easy Writing Journals for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Regardless of where children are in their writing development, they love showing off their skills. These writing journals for toddlers and preschoolers are easy to put together and are sure to keep young kids telling stories and practicing their writing skills in the...

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Roll a Silly Spooky Story

Roll a Silly Spooky Story

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Do your kids say that they can’t think of anything to write about during Writer's Workshop? Problem solved. Whether you are a teacher looking for a creative writing assignment or a homeschooling parent incorporating literacy, this fun fall...

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