Sunday, January 1, 2012

Winter Writing Freebie!

Happy New Years, Ladies and Gents!! Kerri here...
I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve and New Years Day!! I have to go back to work tomorrow, so my New Years Day has been filled with Target shopping, laundry, newsletter writing, etc. Not exactly relaxing, but it will be good to be back in the swing of things again.  We had SOOO much fun last night watching football and some motorcycle jumping thing (the boys) and playing Pictionary and Taboo (the girls!) At midnight, we went outside and it was wicked foggy, which was weird and wacky.  All the kids lit sparklers and ran around like maniacs! See exhibit A...



And Exhibit B...


I hope the neighbors weren't TOO annoyed with all our shenanigans!! All in all, it was fantabulous and I cannot believe it is 2012 already!!


I have a little FREEBIE for your Lit Centers! My firsties will be working on writing Super (who, what, when, where, and maybe even why) Sentences when we go back tomorrow (is it really tomorrow?? I think I'm in denial still!!), so I created this little chart for them to use to get their Super Sentence brains working....
They choose one word from each column to create an excellent, fabulous, maybe even a little silly, SUPER SENTENCE!! I also created this little diddy so they could make their own little book of super sentences...
BTW, I am LOVING this font called "Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly" from www.dafont.com! It is so much fun! 
Anyway, back to the center directions. I plan on having my kids use the chart, choose a word from each column to write  SUPER sentences in their little books, and then illustrate their sentences. Easy Peasy lemon squeezy!! If you click on both pictures above, you can get your very own copy of the chart, AND the cover + writing paper for the book! TADA!! Instant writing center!!
For those of you who get to sleep in and watch the Rose Parade/Rose Bowl game tomorrow, well PIN A ROSE ON YOUR NOSES! :)
Just kidding...enjoy every last second of your break!! I will try not to be TOO jealous!

20 comments:

Kimberly said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your hard work.
Kimberly
Funky First Grade Fun

Miss Marcy said...

What a neat idea! LOVE IT. Thank you so much for making me a little more excited about going back to work this week!
Marcy
My First Grade Backpack

Camille said...

Guess what my kiddos are doing on their first day back? Writing "Wintery Super Sentences"! THANK YOU!!! Great idea, great book!
Camille
An Open Door

Kristen said...

Big bummer you have to go to work tomorrow. I thought since the parade was here in CA, it'd be a national holiday or something! Here in the IE, we don't go back til the 9th. One of the perks of teaching out here in the boonies! Good luck tomorrow!

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love this freebie!!
Happy New Year!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

YearntoLearn said...

I agree...cute, cute font!


Yearn to Learn Blog

Elisabeth said...

This is so fabulous- such a great idea, thanks for sharing!! : )

Hadar said...

You must be from California ;) Thank you!!!! I am so excited about going back to teach {except thank god I don't have to go back tomorrow!!} because I keep getting all of these wonderful ideas and freebies from my blogging buddies! woohoo!

Hadar :)

jbales said...

Thank you so much- this is just what I needed.

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing! This looks fantastic!

Jennifer
The First Grade Dream

Kristy Cozart said...

Thanks for sharing! I am always looking for things to help them write more descriptive sentences!
Kristy
www.cozartsclass.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

I LOVE this!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kristin said...

I had to come back and tell you that the spam code I had to write for my previous comment was "blesses". Cool!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Stacey said...

Excellent Idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

Heather's Heart said...

I LOVE this and have that font too! Of course, I currently have 1,222 fonts. Have you seen the font "Frosty"? It has snowflakes and is VERY CUTE!

I have TONS and TONS of snowmen and penguin *freebies* if you want to hop over and grab them. I posted a super fun word endings reading game last night!

Thank you for all of the wonderful activities you gals share...and my kiddos say THANK YOU too!

Heather
Heather'sHeart

Natasha Buckner said...

This is fabulous! Thank you so much!

Kim said...

This was perfect!! I had already revamped my center work for my students this week and this was the ideal activity for writing. I've done something similar in the past, but not this good. I would love, love, love it if you did some more...(hint, hint)
kimworthey@yahoo.com

Keri said...

thanks for sharing...it looks like a really fun activity that we are going to do tomorrow :)

diedra said...

My name is Diedra jcotphoto@aol.com I tried to download your penguin game and was unable to do so. Is possible to send it to me? I really want to use it to help my second graders. Thanks so much

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