Draw and Write Writing Activities in Action

Sunday, July 23, 2017 No comments
My class absolutely LOVED working on my Draw and Write Writing Activities this past year. I used them both as a center and as a whole class writing activity.

Here's a snapshot of one of the centers from my Draw and Write February Set that my students completed this past year.


They LOVED doing this activity as a center. Each student received their little packet during our center time and worked on their draft and practice illustration. You can see one of the packets in progress here:


Then, after a quick spellcheck from me, the students published their good copies and we hung them on the wall! They loved this activity so much we did them throughout the rest of the year! Some were done as center activities, where the students worked independently, others we did as our whole class writing assignment for the week. The students loved doing them both ways!

Here's a snapshot of another Draw and Write activity my class did that I'm planning to include as a special gift to my newsletter subscribers just in time for back to school season. 

Draw and Write Hot Chocolate will be sent out to my newsletter subscribers in August! If you would like to receive this special exclusive Draw and Write Freebie, make sure to sign up for my newsletter on the sidebar of the blog!! 



If you like these fun writing center activities make sure to pick up my Draw and Write Freebie in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store:


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Classroom Decor Time

Friday, July 21, 2017 No comments
It's hard to believe that the back to school season will be upon us soon (and may have already started in your area!)

One of my favorite things about this time of year is choosing a theme for my classroom each year. I have a few tried and true themes that I go back to all the time, but I also love trying out new themes from time to time!

I'm excited to offer a line of Classroom Decor Items in my Teachers Pay Teachers store to help make choosing a new theme easy for you! I have SIX different Classroom Decor packs ready and in my store for you to choose from!! All of my decor packs are JAMMED full of goodies for you!!







I'm still deciding which one I want to use this year!! I love them all so much it will be hard to decide!
Which one is your favorite?

If you already have decor items and just want to add to your set, I also offer alot of the parts from each pack as individual purchases! 

Check out all my Decor Items including the Individual parts of each theme HERE!

Hello Summer and a Giftcard Giveaway!

Friday, June 23, 2017 4 comments
I can't believe it's really summer already! Time has really flown by since I last had a chance to update my blog! I have so many new products to share, but today I'm even more excited to share a special giftcard giveaway that I am part of! This is a MASSIVE gift card giveaway! THREE lucky TPTers will each receive a giftcard. Two $100 gift cards and one $50 gift card will be given away!

*** $250 TPT GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY ***

Fancy winning some extra spending money to help you purchase everything you need for your 2017-18 classroom?  Myself and a team of amazing teachers have grouped together to gift THREE awesome teacherS a TPT giftcard - PRIZES ARE 2 x $100, and 1 x $50 TPT GIFTCARD!



Starts: Friday 23rd June 2017 12am

Ends: Saturday 1st July 2017 12am

Prize: 2 x $100 TPT Giftcards, and 1 x $50 TPT Giftcard

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Draw and Write - Directed Drawing and Writing Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 No comments
I'm SUPER excited to introduce my newest series of products: Draw and Write.

Draw and Write will be a monthly series. Each month will include 5 directed writing activities with a fun directed drawing sheet as well. These are perfect for learning centers, but can also be used for whole group lessons.

Each pack is designed to match the writing standards and include practice in persuasive, informational and narrative forms. You will also find variations of each form of writing including letter writing, poems, how-tos, research and more!

Today I'd like to introduce my first two sets and also my GROWING Bundle where you can save big on a set of 6 months of Draw and Write Activities.

Each Monthly Pack comes with the prompts, the directed drawing sheet, and writing paper to finish your writing project.

Here's what you'd get in the February Pack:

And here's what you'd find in the March Pack:


Each of the five writing activities in the pack include a direction sheet, a planning/drafting sheet, the directed drawing sheet, paper for writing a good copy, and a black page with matching border to use as desired (perfect for redrawing pictures if desired or writing without lines)




Not sure? Try out my Draw and Write Freebie:


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The price will go up as new packs are added!


$10 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway Hop

Sunday, February 5, 2017 9 comments
That's right you heard it here! I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers!!!

To enter just use the rafflecopter below. 
Contest ends at midnight on Tuesday 2/7 
Winner will be sent the code by 10 AM on Wednesday

Even better - I've gotten together with some other Teachers Pay Teachers Authors 
to create a CHAIN of Giveaways!


For MORE chances to win a gift certificate follow the 
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Your Next Stop from Here is:

(if you get lost along the way, just head back here to find all the participants listed in one place)

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