How to Eat an Oreo Writing Activity

How to Eat an Oreo Writing Activity

Writing with transitional words including "first", "next" and "then" is an important skill for young writers. This "How to Eat an Oreo" writing activity makes writing practice fun AND delicious - my favorite combination! Ready to turn your students into authors!? Snag...

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Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween is almost here so it's the perfect time to add a few Halloween-themed writing prompts to our writing centers. After you're done with this fun activity, check out our Writing Center Starter Kit! Getting Ready Prep for these Halloween writing prompts was super...

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Make Your Own I Spy Book

Make Your Own I Spy Book

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! When you're done spying, check out our...

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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. Looking for more writing inspiration?  Grab our Writing Center Starter Kit!...

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Fourth of July Writing Activity

Fourth of July Writing Activity

Fourth of July Writing Activity by The Simplified Classroom for Playdough to Plato Engaging kids in meaningful writing activities that expand their vocabulary can be a bit of a challenge during the summer months, but this Fourth of July Writing Activity does just...

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Summer Goals Writing Activity

Summer Goals Writing Activity

Looking for a fun way to encourage your students to STICK to learning this summer?! With this fun and easy summer writing activity, students brainstorm personal goals to help them to stay engaged and maintain their growth. Scroll down to grab your freebie! ...

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End of the Year Craftivity

End of the Year Craftivity

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 and writing skills. Plus...

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Summer Journal

Summer Journal

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. Grab your copy below!  Then, for...

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Classroom Job Application

Classroom Job Application

Back to school is all about procedures, procedures and more procedures!  As teachers, we know that establishing a smooth running classroom takes time and effort but leads to a MUCH more successful school year. Classroom jobs are one of my favorite ways to involve my...

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Ice Cream Writing Craftivity

Ice Cream Writing Craftivity

This sweet ice cream writing craftivity is a perfect way to work on writing skills this summer! Scroll down to grab your freebie then hop over and grab our Writing Center Starter Kit for more writing fun! Getting Ready I printed the writing craftivity prep sheets out...

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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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Motivating Classroom Tours

Motivating Classroom Tours

Whether you're a fan of bright, bold colors or you prefer minimalist neutrals, we've got you covered. These 20 classroom tours include something for everyone. Find a favorite and then click through to check out all of their inspiring details.  And speaking of starting...

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Beach Bucket Writing

Beach Bucket Writing

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 Writing Center Starter Kit to...

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Camping Writing Prompts

Camping Writing Prompts

No summer is complete without a camping trip or two!  This fun set of camping writing prompts is a great way for kids to do a little creative writing and engage their imagination. Scroll down to grab your freebie!  Looking for more writing fun?!  Grab our Writing...

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Beach Writing Prompt

Beach Writing Prompt

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 brainstorm ideas PLUS...

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My Summer Report

My Summer Report

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 writing activity and then...

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All About Me Free Printable

All About Me Free Printable

Looking for a no-prep all about me printable to start the new school year? You've come to the right spot. Just print this free all about me newspaper and help students learn more about their new classmates.  Then, hop over to our shop to set up your writing center...

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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!  Then, if you're ready for a more...

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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 check out our Writing Center...

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I LOVE helping Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. I’m so glad you’re here!