Saturday, April 6, 2013

New item on the menu!

I talk about my writing menu a lot because it has really changed the way my children view writing and the way I run my class. My menu has so many fun choices for my students to choose from and they are always available and at the ready. There is no more down time and no more, "I'm done, what can I do now?" My students know that they can utilize the menu whenever they have a spare moment. 

They use the menu...

-first thing in the morning
-if they finish other work before everyone else
-as a station 
-during free time (their idea, not mine!)

They never tire of it because there are so many choices. I just added a new choice to the menu.

I use writer's notebooks in my class during writing workshop. Students can choose this menu item if they want to start or finish a story. If you purchased the menu already, just download it again so you can get the new menus.

I also have the following menu options that are not part of the pack.

Click here and here to see my rebus stories.

Click here to see my interview pack.

Click here to see my message book labels.

If you purchased any of the above products and want the menus, just send me an email and I'll gladly send them to you.


  1. Super cute idea! :) I have a lot of early finishers so this would be perfect!

    Mrs. D's Firsties

  2. I have previously purchased your menu & would love to have the new additions! :)

  3. These are adorable. Summer project?
    A Burst of First

  4. What a cute idea! Trying to get my kids to think about what to write about is always a challenge. I LOVE the menu idea!

    The Lower Elementary Cottage

  5. I previously bought the menu and would love the new ones.

  6. I purchased the menu and I would love a copy of these additions. The menus are amazing!!

    Confessions of a Teachanista

  7. I love the ideas of menus and giving kids a choice in what they want to make! :)


  8. Hi Lori, I'm your newest follower!
    I just stumbled across you blog while blog hopping and I'm very glad I did! I love the idea of the writers menu. I think anything that helps kids generate ideas and most importantly enjoy writing is brilliant!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

    1. Hey, Serena!

      Welcome to my blog. I'm so glad you found me!

      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter


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