I posted my latest writing pack to TPT on Sunday. I think it turned out really cute. It has a lot of creative writing prompts, some thinking maps (nonfiction and fiction), a KWL chart, shape poem, and an Easter classroom meeting page. Here's a preview -
I'll send this "Hoppy Easter" writing pack to the first 5 followers to leave a comment and e-mail address. :)
I'd been going back and forth between wanting a pair of purple heels or ivory heels for my wedding shoes. I found these purple sparkly heels and fell in love!! They look a lot better in person...they are really sparkly when they're on. What do you think?! :) It's so hard to leave them in the box...they really want me to wear them... They've told me.
This has nothing to do with education (but then again neither does purple sparkly heels) but I need to post a picture of my little Weston. Every afternoon for the past couple of weeks, my students have packed up quickly and quietly at the end of the day to hear a
story I make up new story about him getting in trouble. They just love him! (And I don't mind the new & improved pack-up routine!)
Finally, does anyone out there use the Fundations spelling and phonics program? It is based off of Wilson Reading. I honestly really enjoy the program. I have seen a great amount of improvement in my students' spelling this year - but, after using it day after day, my students are a bit sick of using a whiteboard, magnetic board, and notebook over and over again. (and over and over again...)
I've been playing around with the idea of creating some resources/activities to go with it. I know that is probably w-a-y against the program in some way. (The program even discourages the use of a Smart Board due to it being "distracting" for kids.) That's fine, but my kids are at the point right now where no matter how funny my stand-up phonics comedy-act is, it is spring and they need something new - even if it's just to use on Fridays to mix things up. (Shh..don't tell the Fundations Police. I promise I'll still follow their complete plan!) If you use Fundations, let me know and I would love to brainstorm with you or see what kind of resources you could use in your classroom! :)
Thanks for letting me go on that little rampage. That is why I adore all of you! I'm off to do a little planning for next week. My class will be starting The Chocolate Touch after spring break and I'm so excited! I have Mrs. Bainbridge's "sweet" unit to use! :)