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Cats vs. Dogs – A Reading and Writing Project

Cats vs. dogs is the ultimate opinion reading and writing project! Students choose a side and read both fiction and nonfiction books to learn more about their decision. In the end, students choose a winner and write their opinion paragraph to determine which is the best pet! I love integrating reading and writing and last […]

How to Writing in First Grade

How to writing is one of my favorite writing units to teach. My students just get it and they enjoy writing many, many pieces!   Maybe it’s because my students think they know how to do everyyyytthiinngggg. 😉 If your students are like mine, let them run with the idea that they know it ALL and have […]

Starting Writer’s Workshop in First Grade!

This past week we launched our writer’s workshop lessons!   I use my writer’s workshop units throughout the year, but before we dive into small moments we talk about what Writer’s Workshop looks like in our first grade classroom.   This poster is hanging in our classroom and we go through each of these bullet points throughout […]

The End is Near!!

It is that time of year people… the sun is shining, schools in the south and west have only a few short weeks left and we have a couple more weeks after that! It is THE END OF THE YEAR! I get giddy around this time. I can feel the summer right around the corner, […]

Spring is *ALMOST* here… right?!

With tomorrow being March, I was so so hopeful that the winter season was coming to a close and warmer weather was on the way….. then I woke up and heard that there is another storm coming this weekend… WOMP, WOMP! Oh well. Just saying March makes me feel a little more cheery 🙂 I […]