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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First Grade Common Core and Kindergarten and First Grade Writing Pictures

When my students are done with their station work, I have several activities they can do while the others are finishing up. One, is to work on the carpet with a white board and all the sight words we have been working on. They love to copy the words and make sentences.

I am so proud of them!
My first graders are working on writing sentences, using the proper conventions. Fun activities, like unscrambling sentences, helps them become successful with this skill. I like to do these types of activities weekly, as it really helps them remember to use the proper conventions when they are writing stories and essays during writing workshop.

I made a ton of these activities. They can be purchased separately, or, in a bundle for a nice savings. You can check them out by clicking on the image below.
Last week, I blogged about the new Kindergarten Common Core Workbook that was just published. Well, I received a copy for free and it is a great resource. One that every kindergarten teacher should have. Now, the First Grade Common Core Workbook is available for purchase. The free download proves that this book will be just as valuable as the kindergarten one. It has tons and tons of activities for every single common core standard in English and Math.
Just click the image above to see for yourself!
I leave you with a sad little story. There is a sweet little 13 year old boy from Kentucky who was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, and he needs our help. Just like we did for Alisha's friend, Tiffany, a bunch of teacher bloggers have banded together, to help raise money for Lane. For more information on how you can help AND receive a "virtual gift bag" filled with lots of great products, just click on the picture below. I'm proud to say that I have contributed one of my products. A $30.00 donation will get you over $250.00 worth of goodies! 50 bloggers have generously donated a top-notch product. We're here for you, Lane!
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10 comments:

  1. Deedee's writing stations rock! It looks like the kids are really enjoying using them and your scrambled sentences!!

    Cindy

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    1. Yes, Cindy, they are! Thanks for stopping by!

      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  2. Love the huge pocket chart! Your students are super cute too :)

    - Sasha
    The Autism Helper

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  3. WOW there are so many wonderful things in your post. Your classroom writing looks great (I've added your bundle to my wishlist). Thanks so much for the heads up about the Common Core First Grade Edition book being available (I gave you a shout out on my blog). Thanks also for your post about Lane. I love how blogland can come together in such a special way. I'll be heading on over to donate.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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    1. Stacy, thanks so much for the kind words and shout out. I totally agree with you. Blogland is such a special place and I am proud to be a part of it.

      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  4. Please tell me your going to make more of your sentence scramble packs!!? I started the Monster Mania one with my students today and they LOVED it. It made them that much more excited during Daily Five today. Meghan

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    1. Thanks so much Meghan! I love doing these with all my classes. I have the Fall Bundle Pack and I just made a Gingerbread Man set. I will be making winter and spring, too. Enjoy!

      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  5. how in the WORLD did I miss this??!?!?! not only did i miss the whole - give a donation...but also I missed being able to be a part of it - omgosh!! i hope it was a giant success!!

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    1. Jen, we raised over $10,000 for her! It was definitely a success! Now, she just needs to get her good health back. I'm sorry you missed it.
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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