Back to school hit me like a ton of bricks this year! I can’t even begin to describe how tired and drained I’ve been over the last few weeks! Not to mention, changes in my job, a jewelry party at my house, and a few other personal hiccups thrown in, and I left my blog hanging for a while! But, I have some goodies for you for waiting patiently for me to come back! I also have some info on some awesome pens! I’ll warn you now that this is a long post, but keep going!
I’ve been in a writing kick lately. I think part of it is because I did a 6+1 traits of writing training a while back for the new teachers in my building. As part of my training, I planned a personal narrative unit that combines introducing the 6+1 traits with the writing process. I’ve been thinking about creating a couple units to sell. I’ve noticed that I think that’s where many people get stuck in writing; how everything fits together. What do you think? Is this something you would purchase? Would you be interested in it? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
In my last post I shared some cute back to school stationery. In the meantime, I had started working on a couple different journals.
The What If Journal is 35 different pages of “What if…” writing prompts. I like giving students prompts because I think it builds their creative thinking before they do state mandated prompts. I especially like “what if” prompts because it encourages students to think outside the box. You can get the journal from my TpT store by clicking on the pictures above. It’s only $2!
I also created and uploaded a yearlong journal resource! My Journal Prompts & Papers unit includes 30 prompts for every school month: August through June. I know 30 is way more than you would need, but I know that students have various experiences and I thought it would be better to give you options. With over 300 prompts, you are sure to find plenty that meet your students’ needs!
I also included 35 different writing stationery pages that could be used on their own or as pages in a journal. I like the thought of choosing the pages that they like the best and then compiling and binding them later. I’ve included some basic ones and also many that fit different holidays and themes. Here are a couple:
You can purchase the whole thing from my TpT store for only $3! Just click on any of the pictures.
I also put all of that together along with some other writing pieces I had to give you a year-long set for writing. I’m going to use this for my Work on Writing time during Daily 5.