Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rebus Stories and Break the Code!

My little writers enjoy making rebus stories. For those who don't know, it's when you write a story and use a mix of words and pictures, to tell the story. It's very easy to get really creative when you write a rebus story. Because they have been really popular in my classroom, I made some more to add to my collection.

Themes included:
All About Me
Back to School
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Themes included:
Earth Day
My Garden
Outer Space
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So far, during my vacation, I've kept myself busy creating. It's what I love to do, so, why not take full advantage of my free time, right?

While at the car dealership on Saturday, for several hours, I was able to finish up my Break the Code!

These took forever to complete because it was slow going putting in all the numbers and then checking them for accuracy. The children decode sentences and respond to them. They are all questions that the children need to answer. I'm working hard on teaching them to always write part of the question in their answers and I thought this would be a fun way for them to practice sentence writing, grammar, conventions, and, answering questions properly. All while being as creative as they want. The questions in this pack are fun and I am looking forward to using them during the last 11 weeks of school. There are 10 different sheets so I have one for just about every week. I plan on making more of these because I think they are a fun way to practice necessary skills. The next one I'll be making is for kindergarten. When my kindergartners see these fun things in my classroom, they always ask when I'll make them some, too! 

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  1. I would love to win Break the Code and I am a follower.

  2. I would love to win Break the Code... I have been following your blog and FB page for a while. I have not tried Rebus stories with my firsties but I have a couple artsy kiddos who I think would ADORE them! I may just have to check them out as well! Thank you for all your hard work:)

    Ms. Emma's Edventure

  3. I would love to win Break The Code...hope you got a nice new car after all that time ;)

  4. Everything sounds so awesome! Glad you were able to use your time wisely at the car dealer! Thanks for giving everyone the chance to win.
    By the way, I love your writing menu- I will have to use that for inspiration for my classroom!!

  5. Lori, I would love the "Break the Code". Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. Ours starts on Friday. Can't wait! Thanks for the opportunity to win a little something! I love giveaway! I'm celebrating 100 followers this week over at my blog.
    Kyp (

  6. I'd love to win your break the code. Looks awesome!

  7. I would love the Break the Code! What a fun way to practice question answering!!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  8. I love the Break the Code product! My kiddos love these!! Enjoy your break. I have been loving mine!

    Surfin' Through Second

  9. Love them! I'd love the break the code to use with my firsties! :)
    Rulin' The Roost

  10. I would love one of the rebid story packs.

  11. I would love the Break the Code! Of course I'm a follower!

  12. I am a follower and would love to win the Break the Code packet!

  13. Lori, all your things look usual :) Hope you are well! Can't wait to touch base soon and see how Spring Break was!

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

  14. I have never thought about having my students' write Rebus stories. What an awesome idea! Of course I would love to win a set of these, thanks for the chance.

  15. I love your break the code!! Awesome product!

  16. I'd love to try rebus stories with my students! Great Idea!

  17. I would love to have the rebus stories. I just bought your other pack yesterday and am looking forward to using them in my classroom this week!

    Brandy Withers
    Firstie Kidoodles

  18. I would love the Rebus Stories!!


  19. I would love to have the Break the Code unit! These look awesome!

    Swinging Through Second Grade

  20. I would love to win the first rebus story set in this post (Earth Day). Thanks for the opportunity.
    Kari :)

  21. So creative! Thanks for sharing your ideas! I would love to win the break the code unit!

  22. I love the Rebus Stories. I've never thought about using them. I also like how you have the menu on the wall. It's super cute!

  23. The Rebus stories look amazing! I would love to have that product!
    More Than Math by Mo

  24. My class loved doing your last set of Rebus stories! I'm so excited that you made new ones. Not to mention the "break the code" looks like it is going to be super fun!! My kids are going to LOVE it. Thanks for all your hard work, Lori!!

    A Day in First Grade

  25. I'd love to use the Rebus Stories with my Kinders! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  26. I would love the Rebus Stories! They look like a lot of fun!

    Learning is for Superstars
    Learning is for Superstars is on Facebook!

  27. I would love the Rebus Stories! My 2nd graders would love these to use during our poetry unit!! Thanks so much!


  28. I would LOVE Break the Code!
    Looks great :D

  29. Both these packs look great! Break the code would make great morning work for my firsties. :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  30. I would love to win both packs! I've not done Rebus stories with my kiddos this year. I purchased your writing menu so I would love to add the Rebus story! :)

    Your stuff is amazing!


  31. I would love to win Rebus Stories! Everything you do is amazing!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  32. You are so clever to think ahead to bring work with you while you wait...I would have sat there empty-handed!

    WOuld love a chance to win Break the Code!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  33. Love your products. The writing menu is a favorite!


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