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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Writing Through the Winter

I have really been enjoying all the positive feedback you've all given me on my writing activity freebies. I am referring to the way I have my students plan their writing on a tree map and then use a writing web to organize their thoughts. Finally, they copy their essay onto pretty stationary. My students have been writing superior essays and I couldn't be any prouder. I have taught them how to write a thesis statement (topic sentence) and how to make their writing more exciting by using strong verbs and descriptive attributes. Even my kindergartners know all about them! I also love that they are transferring this knowledge into other writing activities. They are focused and organized and I love reading their work.

Here is my latest writing freebie.

Holiday Writing Freebie

I am always looking for ways to get ahead of the game in my planning. I like to create activities that my students will be able to use for the whole year or for part of the year. I like knowing that my stations are already planned and that my students are familiar with how to do the activities. 
So far, I created:




Well, lately, I've been working on creating writing activities for the entire winter. I finally finished! I used the above mentioned format and created this:

Winter Writing preview
The topics include:

New Year's Eve
Snowmen
Winter
Penguins
Polar Bears
Bears
Valentine's Day
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Teeth
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good news! I've already begun working on my 
Spring topics!
Talk about planning ahead!

I would love to give this product away to the first 2 people who comment on this post.


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Also, I would like to announce the lucky winner of the most amazing pencil sharpener ever! It is…
Cecilia B.! Congratulations to you! I'll be emailing you today.
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12 comments:

  1. I LOVE your writing ideas! And we need practice.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  2. I love your writing through winter ideas!

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  3. Thanks for being the first 3 to comment! I know I said 2, but, I love Caitlin too much! LOL! I'm emailing it now! I hope you enjoy it!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  4. Wow that was super fast, I leave my computer to get a soda from the kitchen. This post was great. I added 1 of them to my wishlist.

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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    1. LOL! I'm so glad you like my post!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks so much for the great freebie Lori!! I can only imagine what kind of teacher you are with resources like this!! Thanks again! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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    1. DeAnne, thanks for the very kind words. You are so sweet!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! Right back 'atcha!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  7. Like everyone else, I can only imagine how great of a teacher you are. Thank you for the freebie and the fantastic resources you offer to teachers like myself :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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    1. Sara, thanks so much for the kind words. I cannot begin to tell you how much they mean to me!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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