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How to Build a Snowman

How to Build a Snowman We'll have a unit on winter when we return to school in January. Although it doesn't snow where we live the students still enjoy talking about snow activities. We read snowman stories and learn about building a snowman. Here's a fun and engaging snowman activity that you can use in the classroom. It's called How to Build a Snowman. The students draw and write about the steps in building a snowman. It's a simple and quick prep activity. Follow up by having your…

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Stretch a Sentence

From Education.com: First Grade Writing Sentences Worksheets: Stretch a Sentence Worksheet. Pinned by Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc. Check out our blog at pediatrictherapeuticservices.wordpress.com

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This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!

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I blow this rubric up into poster size and have a discussion with my class about how I grade their writing and that they should always challenge themselves to try and get a 4!

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