Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, Winners, and another giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has enjoyed time with their family and friends today! It was a quiet day around my house and I loved every minute! Went to the gym about 6:30am, went to Walmart, picked up my first Starbucks drink in 3 weeks (it was delish), and came home to clean! I cleaned for 3 hours straight! 

Hubby got home about noon and we make a Thanksgiving lunch, watched the Lions lose(which stinks) and then he went off to bed since he has to work tonight! YUCK! I am going to join a friend and do some midnight shopping...pray for me;) haha! It's been YEARS since I have done this!

So the other day I said I would pick 2 winners to win 3 of my new units! My multi-step word problems, distributive property of multiplication task cards and my December writing calendar! The winners are...

 Melissa from More Time 2 Teach


Please send me an email so I can get you your goodies!
tonyastreatsforteachers@gmail.com 

Do you want to see what I have been working on for the last hour and a half? You might want to, because I am giving TWO lucky people the whole unit set for FREE! It's almost done! I can't wait!

I just LOVE how they all turned out. I am very close to being done!

How to win one for FREE??? It's just as simple as leaving a comment! Tell me one reason why you think your students would benefit from these writing prompts and tell me how you would use them in your classroom. I will pick 2 winners on Saturday

Enjoy the rest of your Turkey Day!

22 comments:

  1. I would love to win one! My students would benefit from the writing prompts because it will coincide with whatever lessons we are learning for that month, improve their writing skills, and develop more critical thinking skills as well. I would use the prompts probably as a transition time from the previous subject. Give them some time to think, write something before going on to the next thing.

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  2. I think the writing prompts would compliment my language arts program. They could be part of my writing center or used for home writing.
    Learning in Bliss

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  3. I love these! I think my students always need extra practice in writing. These would be great as a Writing choice in our rotations, or sending them home for homework as daily practice.

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

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  4. Everyone needs more 'practice time' when it comes to writing. We sometimes get caught up in the big writing projects and forget about writing for writing's sake. These would be great for ungraded practice, just a daily writing session with a focus...so you don't end up with some kids writing the same thing every single day!

    I would LOVE to win these!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  5. These would be awesome for my kiddos! I use a Writer's Workshop format in my classroom, where students can write about whatever they want, but as a result of giving them that freedom, now they don't know how to answer a prompt in an on-demand writing situation (read: standardized tests!) I would LOVE these to help teach my kids write to prompts! They look so awesome!!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

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  6. These monthly writing prompts look so colorful and cheery. I think they would motivate my students to write. 3 times a week my students have journal time and they need to write for 15 mins. These prompts would benefit struggling writers, with limited ideas to write about. They would have a choice of what they want to write about.

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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    1. I think my ELL students will get more motivated to write having these pronps.

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  7. I would like to win so I can add more fun to the curriculum. There are so many must dos that I would like the students to have the opportunity of remembering the joy of writing.

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  8. My kindergartener loves anything cute and pretty to her little eyes and these writing prompts look like they will surely motivate her to write in GREATER detail rather than just 1-2 sentences. I would use them as part of our homeschool writing curriculum.

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  9. We write everyday. I am always on the lookout for different writing prompts. I love this time of year, because they start filling up their journals (composition books) and request a second one.

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  10. Writing is so important and the prompts give my students that extra nudge some of them need to write. No more "writer's block" for not knowing how to begin. We use writing prompts as a way to begin the thought process and then later pick one to expand on in a longer writing project. These would be a great addition.

    Rebbecca
    rkzoglmann@gmail.com

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  11. My,my you have been busy! I am really pushing writing and trying to do some everyday. Prompts are the perfect way to get kids interested in writing and having a way to start off just sets them free!

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  12. Writing is something we do EVERY DAY during both our reading rotations and during our Writer's Workshop. Writing is one area in which I am really trying to improve as a teacher and with this much writing during one day, it can be hard to come up with creative lessons that really engage students! I'm not sure if I would have these be required writings but I might use them as choices for kiddos who always tell me they "have nothing to write about"!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Kristin :)
    kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  13. I think that this will help my students become more focused on writing. Writing is one of my biggest passions in the classroom & it can be so challenging to teach young writers. This will be a fun way for my students to write in the classroom.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  14. These would be great for students who finish early and as focused homework assignments :)

    --jen
    msob123@gmail.com

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  15. I think these would definitely benefit my students. Some students need ideas to write about and others need to learn to write to a prompt. I could use these everyday during writing time and it could also be included in centers. Great idea! Thanks.

    mondragondrea@gmail.com

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  16. MY students would totally benefit from this pack because we are gearing up for our writing test in March and I am looking for new ideas and fun ways to introduce writing in a no-threatening and fun way. This pack would provide structure and routine. I am just DYING over it!!!!

    Layla
    Fancy Free in Fourth
    ulayla@gmail.com

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  17. My students can benefit from these because it gives them modified choice in journal writing. I have the Oct. and Nov. prompts already and I use the calendar without the numbers. I staple them into their journal and when it's time for them to journal, they are able to choose any prompt from the calendar. They cross it out, put the date in the box, and happily write away! The students love that they have the choice, but I am still guided them by providing them with the calendar prompts! It's awesome!!

    Katie
    smileykate52@hotmail.com

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  18. My students would really benefit from these since I moved from a school that used Lucy Calkins UOS for primary, to a school that uses 6-Trait Writing for everyone! I am always scrambling for ides for our writing lessons. I need to make certain that we are meeting the CCSS for writing as well.
    Toni
    toni1teach2@gmail.com

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  19. I love them! I have both your October and November calendars and my kids love them too. We use them as a journal entry as part of our Do Now each morning. My students benefit from them because these prompts help them to get their minds moving first thing in the morning. They are always excited to see what the next journal entry will be!

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  20. These are great. My students are struggling with writing and I have been looking for more ways to incorporate it into each day without them realizing that they are working on their writing. While they are excelling at reading and excited to read each day, they are frustrated by writing and easily give up. These fun topics would be a great way to improve their skills and hopefully get them excited about writing!

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  21. My students always need ideas to write about. I think these prompts would help them focus their writing. They have ideas but have a hard time with free writing. I am always looking for ideas for them to journal with. These sound like great topics and would help make my second graders much better writers.

    Cindy
    CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

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