Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What I'm Pinning Wednesday

So I have been in love with Pinterest and it is how I got into blogs actually. (It's a almost like shopping except no money is being spent, well until you actually start working on the projects!) I always wanted to know who came up with the cool project or idea, so I started reading the blogs and loved every minute of it. It helped me to renew my interest in teaching and expanding my knowledge. So when I came upon Kinder Kraziness's linky though Apples and ABCs, I had to add my pins!

When I am on pinterest lately, I have been especially looking for writing ideas and center ideas for my upcoming school year. So here are some great ideas I have found:

Add more detail.
This chart would be great a little later in the year to help remind my kiddos with adding details to pictures and (hopefully) their writing. I have been reading more and more about using illustrations as a way to motivate or expand writing and I think this would help.

TONS of Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop info

I definitely would like to start doing writing conferences with my students and this blog has tons of great ideas relating to the Lucy Calkins' writing workshop format, which I am thinking about using and if you have any advice on this please COMMENT! I need the advice.

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This is a super cute idea for the first day of school and would make for a great display to put up the very first day of school.

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These are some cute ideas for word wall reading and practicing sight words and word families each day pick a card and then show the kids different funny ways to say the words, have them pay attention to sounds and how they change.

Well I will stop now before I start putting all of my pins on here. If you want to see more Follow me on Pinterest. 


  1. Thank you for linking up! I am your newest follower. I am doing the color name activity this year with my kiddos for the first week of school. I thought it was adorable!

    KInder Kraziness

  2. I love the rainbow names and already have that on my list for the first week! =)

    I have some word wall cheers but I see a few new ones I'll need to add. I keep our ww cheers in a Cheer detergent box. =)

    Heather's Heart

  3. Okay I loveeee the different ways to read word wall words - just pinned it myself! I am your newest follower :)

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  4. Love your blog & the cheers! I can't wait to use that this year. By the way, I'm your newest follower & would love if you would stop by sometime, too! Isn't Pinterest absolutely addictive??


  5. I love this creative way of getting the kids more excited to read their words! Sounds like a wonderful morning meeting activity to review sight words!



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