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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St. Patrick’s Verb Tense Cards

St. Patrick’s Verb Tense Cards

Planning a St. Patrick's Day writing center? These free verb tense resource cards help students create greater variety in their writing and the pictures make excellent prompts for choosing what to write about! The cards are aimed at first graders but would also be...

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Spring Poetry Pages

Spring Poetry Pages

These simple, structured poetry pages make it easy to squeeze in poetry practice this spring. They're perfect for a mini poetry unit, writing center or whole class activity! Getting Ready To prep for our mini spring poetry unit, I simply printed one copy of each page...

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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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Classroom Job Application

Classroom Job Application

Activity for ages 5 to 7. 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...

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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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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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Creative Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts

Activity for ages 5 to 7. These creative writing prompts will help your child develop writing fluency by reducing the stress some kids feel towards spelling, and by reducing the time some take just deciding what to write about! The creative writing prompts help...

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Motivating Girls’ Writing Pack

Motivating Girls’ Writing Pack

Activity for ages 3 to 8. If you're looking for a motivating way to get girls writing, you've come to the right spot. This writing set is packed with eye catching covers, engaging story prompts and awesome extras all about things girls love most. The instant...

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Awesome Boys’ Writing Pack

Awesome Boys’ Writing Pack

Activity for ages 3 to 8. As a former kindergarten teacher and mom to two preschool boys, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to make writing fun for boys. That's why I set out on a mission to create a motivating writing journal that every boy on the...

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