Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Stations

Spring has sprung in my classroom this week!  Actually, I live in Florida, so it's always spring or summer! There is winter, but only for a day or two out of the school year. Here's a little peek at what my students are doing in my writing classroom.

Here are two first graders working on writing a story about a butterfly.  First, we filled in a graphic organizer that I got from Heather over at Differentiation Station.  The graphic organizer has a topic sentence and sentence starters for four other sentences. Once they are done filling it in and copying it onto the butterfly shape book, they have a nicely written 5 sentence paragraph.

This is a game that I have for sale on TpT.  The children read a sentence and choose whether it is a statement or a question. This skill continues to be a challenging one, so I try to have the children practice it as often as possible. You can click on any picture to purchase the game from my store.

These children are using The Very Hungry Caterpillar Writing Center from Kerri over at Teacher Bits and Bobs to write their own stories.  I also made my own with garden words for them to use. The last picture is a kindergartner doing the same thing, but using a different booklet to write her story.

I also teach second grade.  Here is a very excited second grader, playing sight word memory. He was the first to go in the game and he turned over a match (without cheating...really!) Boy was he excited!

This game is for sale at my TpT store.  I just updated it and changed the font and made the cards a little bigger.  The picture above shows the smaller cards and different font. You can check it out by clicking the link below. It contains words for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and words that are frequently used in writing.  It also has a recording sheet. This game is always a hit in my classroom!

Well, that's all I have for now.  I hope you enjoyed this little peek inside my classroom.  Talk to you soon!


  1. Okay, that face is priceless. You have captured pure joy in that photo! Thanks for sharing what you're working on. I love to see which things other teachers recommend! :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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