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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-12-12 Giveaway!

One of my very best favorite displays in my classroom is my writing menu. It has become an invaluable tool in my writing classroom and has undergone numerous updates since it was created. Today, I am going to share two recent updates, and give you a chance to win this product!
Recently, I blogged about how I added numbers to the menu so the children could easily find the reproducibles that correspond with each menu item. You can read that post by clicking on the image below.


Since then, I decided to make a checklist for my students to keep in their work folder so they can monitor which menu items they have completed. The rule is, you need to complete each activity once before you can do them again. Some students favor one item or another, but, I want them to try each activity. As they finish an activity, they lightly color in the box. This is what the checklist looks like:

i can write a checklist for kids

It's an exact replica of what is hanging on the wall. The empty space is because of the restroom sign. Man, I wish that sign wasn't there! If you look carefully, you'll notice the checklist has an activity that is not on the wall yet. Yesterday, I made a menu poster and I haven't had a chance to laminate the poster. The children can write a school lunch menu or create a menu for a restaurant for which they have to give a name. They are so excited to make a menu! I plan on collecting menus from area restaurants to have on hand as reference. They even have to price their items. I can't wait to see how much they charge! This will lead to a discussion on under/overpricing, for sure! Here is what the menu poster looks like:

menu for cover

If you purchased this product already, be sure to go and re-download it so you can have the menu, too. There are actually a few different menu choices for the children to choose from. Of course, creating their own menu out of construction paper is also an option.

If you purchased this product or plan to purchase it in the future and you want a checklist for your students, just shoot me an email and I'll let you know how you can get one. You can also click here to read my policy on custom orders.

Now, for the giveaway! In honor of today being 12-12-12, I will give this product away for free to the 12th person to leave a comment on this thread.

*Update*
Thanks, everyone, for entering my contest. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the comments. Congratulations to Sara! Check your email! 

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26 comments:

  1. This is awesome and would work great for Daily 5 :)

    Kate
    katewintuska@insightbb.com

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  2. Crossing fingers and toes.
    Tania
    Mysecondsense@gmail.com

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  3. Love this idea! Very tricky but creative. And love that pack, that's for sure! :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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  4. Well, I'll get it started! :) I hope I have a chance at winning these. I think my kids would really get a kick out of them.

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  5. I think everyone is waiting to be the 12th commentor! Lol I love this and will definetly get it when I have my own classroom! (And I'll check back later, maybe I'll get lucky and come back to be the 12th! ;)

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  6. I absolutely love this idea!!! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  7. Looks awesome!
    Maria
    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  8. Ooooh I would love this ;)

    I love your blog by the way!

    b_inspired04@yahoo.com

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  9. Hope I am number 12!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  10. Would love this so much!!!! :)

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  11. Love the menu idea!
    higgystyx@yahoo.com

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  12. I adore this writing menu!! I think it would be so awesome to have in my room :)

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com
    scoatoam@gmail.com

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  13. Love this pack and the addition to it :)

    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com :)

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  14. I'll get it started. Good luck to #12! I love your menu. The posters are so cute! And the checklist is a great idea too.
    --Chrissy
    Firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

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  15. Happy 12-12-12! I love this idea and have had my eye on it for awhile! So creative!

    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  16. I love your idea! I recently changed a board in my class to display content for writing. This would be perfect! I hope I win! If I don't, I'm headed over to your store anyway!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  17. Thanks for the opportunity.
    yvonnee
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  18. You are so talented, Lori! I love your blog posts and your creations!

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  19. Oh my word I LOVE THIS SET! I searched and searched when the sale was going on at TPT and tn but never did find it until you posted last week about it. Would live to win!

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  20. If I write 12 comments, can I still win?? ;) Love your Writing Menu!
    Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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  21. I am loving the menu!!!
    I bet my kiddos would love it!!
    Thanks for this super giveaway! :)
    Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  22. Can't wait to grab my new MENU header from TPT! Just LOVE this unit! Sending you an email now!

    Happy Holidays from the Critter Cafe!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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    1. I just replied to your email, Julie! Happy Holidays to you, too!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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