My Favorite F-Word

What's my favorite F-Word????   Take a guess?   It might be your favorite too.
Can't figure it out?  Well here it is...


Yup - free.  I don't know about you, but it always perks my ears up.

to get this great little activity.

This little freebie is perfect for the year end, like I am doing now, or a great kick-off to the year.
I did this lesson with my class recently, and I'd like to walk you through how I did it.

Because I teach a Grade One/ Two split, I needed to brainstorm with both groups.
Here's a view of the split screen on the Smart Board.

Next the kids did their own web on the Line Master in my packet.
I tried to show a variety of skill levels below.  I have a Grade One child who cannot write, so he drew in the bubbles and I scripted his words.  most of the kids copied ideas from the board, but some came up with their own ideas.


Then the kids did their own writing.  They took their brainstorm and wrote it out in full sentences using the line master in the packet.  After the kids assembled their own balloons, they decorated their writing and I mounted them on construction paper for display.

This one above is my non-writing Grade One.  He drew a picture and I scribed it for him.

This little girl wrote so much she needed two pages.

Here's a few closeups of some of the people.

I have added this to the linky party over at 4th Grade Frolics.


A Huge Chance to Win!

I am thrilled to be part of this amazing giveway over at My Kinder Garten Blog.  
That's my little "Graphing" Unit in the middle with the adorable little bunny.

to go over and enter to win this fabulous pack that is detailed below.  
She'll draw a winner on June 14.

And I'm running a little contest of my own at my Facebook Page.

Hop on over and like my page.  Then like my post about my giveaway to enter for a chance to win a copy of my Graphing Unit.  I'll decide on a winner on June 14th as well - it's my birthday!


Father's Day Language Arts and Craftivity


I was looking through pinterest the other day and came across a simple, punch art card with a little girl, paper doll on the cover, and I thought, I wonder if I can turn that into a craftivity.  Well after a lot of tweaking, I did!  Then I decided that to make this more interesting, the kids would probably love to write about it, and voila!  Paper Doll Project was born.  This one is for Father's Day, and check back tomorrow for one about end of the year/ start of the year.

As you can see from the preview above, there are clear, step-by-step instructions with photos.  Below that you can see the line masters for photocopying on coloured paper.  And below that some of the line masters for the Language Arts Activity.   Very cute and simple to prep!

If you are interested in checking it out

to go to my TPT store.

Thanks for stopping by again today!