Friday, February 24, 2012

TGIF "FREEBIES"...and Writer's Workshop:)

TGIF, TGIF, TGIF......Whew....what a week!!!!!  Can you tell that I am a little excited about the weekend????  Well, after last weekend's Cheer Competition with my daughter.....ALL WEEKEND.....3 days people.....I am READY for this two day relaxation:)  

The only thing planned besides the normal Saturday/Sunday routine is a quick Cheer Clinic in the morning and then I'm "good to go"!!!!

Okay.....on to the real reason for this post.....In Writer's Workshop today, I showed my Firsties a picture of penguins and I asked them to think about what the penguins were doing, talking about, what the weather was like, etc.  One student drew and wrote this piece.....

Which I chose to edit via the smart board with the whole group.  My students are used to their writings being used as a quick mini-lesson, so this student was NOT surprised when I put her writing up for everyone to see.  I praised the illustration and the use of the word "too"....which was used properly:)  The picture below shows the picture prompt that I gave them and the corrections made by the whole group for our mini-lesson!!!!!  What a GREAT way to motivate the other students to look for editing opportunities in their own work.

Okay.....on to the FREEBIE:)  I've been working on The CAT Man!! Unit for this week's centers and activities and here is a sampling of what I have done so far!  
Below is a closer image of the writing and word study activities that I have come up with!

Click here for the The CAT Man!!!! FREEBIE to enjoy in your classroom.  Don't forget to leave me a comment if you like the activities:)  I LOVE to read them all!!!! 

Come check me out at my new 1st GRADE ROCKS Facebook account!!!! 


  1. Hi Sheri
    Such cute stuff - love your blog and so glad I found you. I'm your newest follower. I teach first too. :o)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  2. So cute and love your writers workshop idea. Thanks for that cat fellows freebie.

  3. I am your newest follower! Thanks for the freebie and for following me!
    Daisy Days for Learning

  4. I am so glad that you found my blog, because now I have found yours!! I love your Dr. Seuss activities!

    First Grade Magic

  5. Just found your sweet blog through Dragonflies in First! Love your editing example! I am your newest follower :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten


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