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Writing Process Folders {and a freebie!}

Record keeping with writing can be a difficult process if you aren’t organized, so I knew I wanted to establish some system in my room right from the start that would help.  By having these folders and clip chart, I will be able to easily know where students are (by looking in their folders) on top of the daily conferencing that I will be doing.  I thought that I’d share with you what I’ll be

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Classroom Finds from Dollar Tree

Classroom Finds at Dollar Tree

Hey everyone!  I continued my incessant shopping spree for my classroom today at Dollar Tree.  A meeting I had was delayed an hour and I was just across the street.  What’s a girl to do with an hour to kill except spend it shopping?!? Every time I’ve gone in before over the last few weeks I’ve been looking for something specific.  Today, I was just browsing and I had some great finds and ideas that

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Science Journals and BOGO!

I’ve finally gotten back into the swing of products and blogging- I think.  It’s not been 10 days between posts and I think I know another couple posts I’ll be doing in the next few weeks.  That’s remarkable for how I’ve been the last month or so.  Most teachers get in their funk about this time of year (or March-ish).  I’m usually coming out of my funk by then.  My funk is like the end

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Journals

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

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"Free Back to School writing" text with printable page placed on colorful paper background

Back to School Writing Pages

I’m a big fan of doing writing activities at the beginning of the year.  First, I think it’s the easiest way to get a quick gauge of your students.  From one writing task, you can of course see how your student are, overall, as writers. Are they able to produce a piece on demand or do they shut down? How is their sentence construction? You can see their spelling abilities, which often translate to reading

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