Procedural Writing

We've been hard at work in Room 3!

We started our journey into informational writing with a look at procedural writing first.

First, we used The Teacher Wife's packet for How to Blow a Bubble. My kids loved this! We're not allowed to chew gum at school, so they loved the "sneakiness" of practicing their bubble blowing skills. {I stood by the door with my trash can at the end of each class to make sure the gum bandits didn't put it in any unsavory places.}

A few of my girls were very serious about their likenesses...

Check out those earrings!

Can you see the 3-D bangs?

Part of our hallway display!

Look at the new stamp my principal has... Is this not the cutest??

After we mastered our blowing bubble gum skills, we used Ginger Snaps' How to Make a Coke Float packet. We've been talking about using specific details, creating engaging beginnings and wrapping it all up with a strong closing. They were so excited to publish today!

It's not much, but I wanted to share our publishing paper.

Ice Cream Float Publish

What I liked best about both of these units is that we had quality Writer's Workshop time, everything was fairly inexpensive and the kiddos had so much fun!!  Make sure you check out the links to Ginger Snaps and The Teacher Wife for the writing units - they're both FREE! Leave those ladies some blog lovin' if you hop over!

Groundhogs Galore!

You know that freebie I mentioned?

It's here!

Groundhogs Galore! Freebie

This is part of my new unit - Groundhogs Galore or here on Teachers Notebook! If you like what you see and would like a little bit more, it's in my TpT store for one whole dollar. I've included a Groundhog Day poem, response activity, compound words printable, punctuation printable, the making words activity and a creative writing page.

Can you believe all of that is packed into one whole dollar? :)

If you're like me and don't have access to Scribd at work (insert horrified gasp), you can still download the freebie on TpT - it's the preview file. 

Either way -  if you like what you see, leave a little blog lovin'!

Happy Monday, Peeps!


One Little Word

I read about this first over at Farley's blog, and then here at Ali's blog.

I pretty much love it. Resolutions are so hard to keep, but one word? I can do one word.

The Good Lord knows I am the kind of girl who needs Him right-there-in-my-face. (Anybody else?) So, when this word popped into my head I knew it was Him talking. And who am I to argue with Him?

So that's my word. And the more I think about it, the more I want to hold tight to it. 
I want to show more grace - to my husband, my family, my friends and those precious faces in my classroom every day. 

I want to seek His grace. Daily. Hourly. Minute by minute.

I want to accept His grace. That's the hard one for me. Accepting his mercy, clemency and pardon. Yep, those 3 words hit me pretty hard.

Did you pick a word for this year? I'd love to see it! Leave a link for me in the comments!

PS - Don't forget about the ginormous giveaway that ends on January 6th! Click here!