Friday, September 26, 2014

Work on Writing for Little Learners

Do you find it REALLY hard to find writing activities for kindergarten and first grade students to do on their own at work on writing? They need sooooooo much support right now, right? 

Well, I  always rely on my Writing Station Activities for Young Learners pack to help me out.

I recently updated the pack and added a lot, and I mean A LOT of new writing activities.

Here is something I did this week with kindergarten. 
First, we read this cute book...

Then, we worked together to do this...

The children circled their 4 favorite pets on the bottom and used each one in a sentence. The sentence only contains 3 words. They already learned how to spell I and like because those are 2 of the first sight words introduced this year. And the third word is written on the bottom, along with a picture. They can't help BUT be successful! I modeled how to do this one because it was our first one, but my updated Writing Station Activities for Young Learners pack contains a lot of these and I think the children will be able to do the next one on their own.

Here are some images of what is now included in this updated pack...

If you already purchased this product, then you are in luck! All you have to do is download it again.

Here's some more great news! I'm doing a facebook FREEBIE hop with some of my best blogging buddies on Saturday and Sunday, and you can download TWO of the activities from this pack for FREE! Be sure to check out it out. The freebies will ONLY be offered on Saturday and Sunday and then they go bye-bye!

Here's a sneak peak of one of the freebies!

You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the other one!
See you soon!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Teachers pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be teaming up with my favorite freebie-friends for a BIG giveaway to help get you going this school year! Over at our Freebielicious blog, we’re giving away a BIG, GRAND PRIZE (scroll down to the bottom of this post to read all about it!) and right here on my little blog, I’m giving away $25.00 to my favorite store to go school shopping: Teachers pay Teachers!

Teachers pay Teachers is my favorite place to shop for all the clip art, fonts, border, and digital paper I need to help me create my classroom activities. I also shop there for products that I need for my students. I used to shop at my local teacher store, but Teachers pay Teachers has definitely put an end to that. I'd much rather buy from other teachers and help support the teaching community. 

If you're needing to do some back to school shopping, I've got you covered with a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to Teachers pay Teachers! Woo hoo!

Please enter, with integrity, using the rafflecopter below.
I'll choose a winner a week from today.

Congratulations to Latoya!
You won my giveaway!
I just emailed the gift card to you!
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But, wait! That’s not ALL!
The Freebielicious ladies know how much of your own hard-earned money goes into buying supplies, tissues, books, and classroom décor to get your classroom “kid-ready,” and we want to be able to put some of that money right back in your pocket. Over at the Freebielicious blog, we are giving away a $300 Visa gift card! 


To enter the BIG GIVEAWAY, click HERE or on the button below!

Also, while you are there, be sure to check out what the other Freebie-ladies are giving away. Be prepared for some AMAZING prizes. Take a peek at some of them below!

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