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
Polar Bears
Valentine's Day
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
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.


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.


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

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  2. I love your writing through winter ideas!

  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

  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.

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  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! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

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

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

  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 :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

    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


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