Story of my Name Writing
Today I'm sharing one of my favourite tasks for building community in the classroom. Students are able to share an important aspect of themselves (the story of their name) with the class and with me, their teacher. Through this task we are also working on important skills, like reading comprehension, writing, and reflection. Day 1 To begin, I asked my students to write any name they wish they had on a sticky note. They then placed it in a mason jar. I read my class the story "The Name Jar"…
How to Make a Book from a Single Piece of Paper
Learn how to make a book from a single piece of paper in this step by step video tutorial. Choose from two free printable book templates.
Haunted House Writing Prompts
These cute haunted house writing prompts are great to use any time during the Halloween season. They are perfect to spark your kids' creativity and help them get excited about writing! There are FOUR different prompts to choose from so you can select the one(s) that best match the ability level of...
Is journaling a part of your life or are you trying to make it a part of yours? Having journal prompts for self-discovery can help you create a reflective
30 Journal Prompts for Self Esteem Boosting and Positive Thinking
Journaling for self-esteem is a great way to improve your mood regarding yourself, your mental health, and your body. By getting any negative thoughts out and bringing more positive ideas to life, you will feel your spirits being lifted. Not sure what to write? Take a look at these 30 journal prompts for self esteem
How My Students Passed the Writing Test
Are your students struggling in writing? This easy and painless way of teaching writing will have you doing the happy dance. It is a teacher-friendly program with a step-by-step design for scaffolding lessons and engaging students. You will have students BEGGING to write and see them ROCK the standardized
Second Grade Smiles on Instagram: “This anchor chart has been an awesome reference as my class works on complete sentences! They did a great job helping to think up the…”
This anchor chart has been an awesome reference as my class works on complete sentences! They did a great job helping to think up the examples too! #anchorcharts #teachersofinstagram #2ndgrade #iteachsecond #iteachela #completesentences #teachersoftpt
Clever Ways to Get Kids Writing After A Break (That are free!)
FREE After break writing activities & prompts for first, second, or third grade students to tell their teacher all about their Fall, Winter, or Spring break. Also includes journal writing prompts that are a fun idea for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders the first week back from break.
Genius Hour in the Primary Classroom
This is a pack of tools to help you get started with genius hour in the primary grade classroom. In the pack, you will find resources that will help you get started and keep your students organized through the process.
Writing Office Bundle
These writing offices are perfect writing tools to assist your students into becoming independent writers during writer's workshop. There are several helpful anchor charts in each set.--->(formerly Miss P's Style)*Update 8/15/20* - Added a Digital Writing Office (compatible with Google Slides™) a...
40 Weird Questions to Ask Your Students to Help You Get to Know them Better - Fun, Fresh Ideas
The first few weeks of school are all about getting to know our students. We have them fill out worksheets telling us about their favorite foods or songs, we ask them if they have access to the Internet at home, and sometimes we have them tell us about their summer vacations. But… is it enough? ... Read More about 40 Weird Questions to Ask Your Students to Help You Get to Know them Better
Creating Strong Writers in the Primary Classroom
Teach the writing process and small moments with these ideas and tips. It has a great small moment anchor chart and books to use to introduce