Halloween Memories Writing Project

Halloween Memories- with picture STICKER

Kids love telling stories about fun memories. Especially when it’s something they’re proud of (like a Halloween costume)! So here’s my opportunity to let my students tell me about a fun Halloween memory they have. They must write their story first, and then they get to walk around and read their story to 2 friends. Their friends must sign the back indicating they shared their writing. I made 2 versions of this worksheet, so you can choose whether or not you’d like to let your class draw a picture with their writing. Click the links below to see the free worksheets (PDF):

Halloween Memories – draw own picture
Halloween Memories – with picture

Reasons Why Cursive is Good for Your Brain!

cursive STICKERTurns out cursive is really good for your brain! Click here to view a quick video by Discovery News that shows some study results that show how good cursive is for your brain! Here are some highlights from the video:

  • Cursive teaches the brain a functional specialization
  • Cursive activates multiple areas of the brain at once
  • Cursive improves fine motor skills because it’s more demanding (in terms of movement tasks) than print is
  • Practices handwriting increases neural activity
  • The broad range of letter shapes in cursive increases visual recognition skills
  • Cursive engages students more in by giving them a better sense of style and giving them a sense of ownership over their own handwriting
  • Cursive enhances creativity

Write Your Name (poster)

write name poster STICKERI don’t know about you, but most times when I’m in a workshop or meeting and I’m given a handout, I instinctively write my name in the top right corner. You may laugh, but that’s the kind of automatic thing we want our students to do! I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to make my own. Some students just need that simple little reminder and hopefully this will help! This poster is the size of regular printer paper (8.5″ x 11″).

Click here to download the free PDF: write name poster

All About Mom (Mother’s Day Printable)

All About Mom STICKERI know we’re not anywhere near Mother’s Day, but I wanted to share it with you while I had some time. I love those pages where kids write about their parents! They’re so sweet (and often hysterical!). I researched questions often found on these forms and made one with my favorite questions. Here you go:

Click here to download the free printable: All About Mom

Back-To-School About Me Character Sketch Project

Back to school about me character sketch sticker

At the beginning of the school year, the teacher and the students all want to get to know each other. Here’s a fun project that will also show you your students’ writing levels. Fill out the boxes on the planning page and then put them together on the second page into a cohesive paragraph. Then have students draw a picture of themselves. Put this up on a bulletin board for back-to-school open house, etc. Have a great school year!

Click here for the printable PDF: Back-to-School About Me Character Sketch

Grandparents Day Letter Template

Friendly Letter STICKER 1 friendly letter STICKER 2Here’s a friendly letter template I put together recently. It would be perfect to use for Grandparents Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. This could be nice final copy paper for your students’ letters. Or it could be for any letter… a thank you letter, a pen pal letter, you name it. It’s pretty basic. Enjoy!

Click here for the free PDF:
Letter to Grandparents 1
Letter to Grandparents 2

 

Letter Template

friendly letter STICKERSometimes publishing a writing assignment on a special piece of paper adds some extra incentive and interest. Here’s a simple printable you can use for the final publishing step of a friendly letter assignment. Or if your kids like the idea of “from the desk of” letterhead, have them design their own.

Click here for the free printable: Letter Template

 

Transitions List Poster

transitions list poster STICKERTransitions can get boring really easily… especially if kids only know one or two transitions for each purpose (introduce, sequence, etc.). Here’s my printable transitions poster. It can go on the wall in your classroom, or you can have students put one in their literacy journal. Enjoy!

Click here to view the printable poster: transitions list poster