Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Writing with Kinders!!

I am so, so, so excited to share this WONDERFUL writing center with you!! 
I have been eyeing Deedee's writing work stations since the end of last year.  I was still eyeing them all summer, so two weeks ago I decided I just had to have them! I couldn't think about it any longer :) 
Well, after seeing the Writing Work Stations for August and September I realized that I needed ALL of them!! The pack really is that great! Deedee bundles her full writing work stations here:
Right away I printed the unit and set it all up in my class.
 I was a little nervous about it because I do have a pretty low class and they are really not writing at all yet! But, after completing one activity with them, I wondered why I EVER doubted them!! Kids always seems to amaze me!

I introduced their new writing center to them and I called a couple kids up to find certain vocabulary cards on the wall. Then, I showed them what their center activity was going to be. Since it was their first time going to the writing center, I only gave them two choices- they could choose to label or make a list. I reminded them to write their name, use a pencil to write words, and use the correct colors to color in the pictures. Then, we started our morning rotations and I left them alone to complete their centers while I lead reading groups---I was crossing my fingers that they understood how to complete the activity.  When the first rotation was over, I went to the writing center to see how they did...HOLY COW...they are amazing...

This wasn't just one or two kids that did this great, they all did!!
These are kindergartners!! On the second week of school!! Can you believe it??
 I could not be happier with Deedee's writing stations! The thing I love about them is that they are the same activities each month, but with different vocabulary cards. Now my students will know what to do, they will know my expectations, and they will be able to complete this center independently all year! 

Well...guess what?!? You have the opportunity to WIN a complete set of Deedee's writing work stations!!

Not only that, but you can also win her brand new pack, Survey Says! (which I have printed and ready to laminate) This pack is great for name and writing practice, persuasive writing, and it also hits a lot of Common Core math skills with the questioning!

I'm still not done...
The winner will also receive my two writing packs, Awesome Words for Inspiring Authors and my Writing Center Activities
With all of these items, your students are sure to be successful, independent, writers! :)

How do you win? It is VERY easy!! All you have to do is be a follow of Deedee's blog over at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten and be a follower of my blog here!! Good luck!! The winner will be chosen on Sunday night :)

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41 comments:

  1. I love the way your kids are working, congratulations!!!!! And thanks a lot for the giveaway!!!!!

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  2. Thanks for the great giveaway - my kids are not writing much yet (second week of school) and I am struggling to fit it all into our schedule. Thanks for sharing what worked for you.

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  3. Your kids are doing a great job! I would love to win and I follow both blogs.

    warnerem@hotmail.com

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  4. I love this give away! Great ides :)

    Happy Teaching,

    Ashley

    < www.teacherstreasurechest.blogspot.com ">; The Teacher's Treasure Chest

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  5. What an awesome giveaway! Your kiddos are producing beautiful work already -- looks like you have a great year ahead of you. :) I follow both of you and I'm crossing my fingers!

    Taryn
    Taryn.Ryan@fairfieldsfuture.org

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  6. I would love, love, love to win this giveaway!
    heidihoang@live.com

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  7. Oh my gosh. What a fabulous giveaway!

    khzwolinski at gmail

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  8. Your students' writing is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win:-)
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  9. I hope I win this! I am needing writing station activities so bad! :) cross my fingers! so happy for you and your kinders. they are doing great.

    ashley

    ashleysanderson1@hotmail.com

    flyinghighinfirst.blogspot.com

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  10. Oooh my goodness! I hope I win this!!!! Thanks! :)

    Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

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  11. Oh!!! I so want to win this giveaway! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pics! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  12. I follow you both! I'm crossing my fingers and toes for this great giveaway!

    Heather
    hhigafunada@gmail.com

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  13. This is wonderful!! I love that kids CAN write, and that you and Deedee are making this possible in this fun way!! I'm excited to buy your 5 senses unit soon :)

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  14. Thanks for sharing this great writing resource. I am your newest follower and a new blogger myself. Sure hope you have a chance to stop by my blog Granny Goes to School.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  15. Looks like a great center. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. These are seriously awesome! Will definitely be putting them on my wish list!!!!!!! Awesome!

    Debbie
    K is for Kinderrific

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  17. What an awesome giveaway!!!!! My fingers are crossed that I win.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  18. Hooray for writing! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  19. Thank you! Both you and Deedee are amazing. I have Deedee's writing packets but, I have been eyeing yours.
    Thanks
    Kris

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  20. Thankyou so much! This would be a great giveaway to win!

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  21. What an awesome giveaway! My class is very low this year as well. I have more than half did not attend preschool/daycare. I also have 8 that are very young with birthdays after July.

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  22. I am a follower of deedee's blog and yours as well.
    i have a very low class this year (in the language areas) 14 would classified at risk if i gave the district test today....i too have all of deedee's writing center packets....but if i could win...i would give it away too...but keep your things...since i have not hoarded/bought yours yet!;-)
    laura
    lhardin@lcisd.org

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  23. Hope my KinderKids do as well with these same centres... it's great!

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  24. I love these! I've been eyeing DeeDee's writing pack as well- would LOVE to win them"

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  25. I am so excited about all the great ideas and freebies and stuff you can buy. It is wonderful to have a network of teachers who care and share.

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  26. So cute...awesome giveaway to start off the school year! Thanks

    Lisa

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  27. I really would love to win the free giveaway, would be so helpful in my class.

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  28. Wow! I have been a Deedee follower for a long time and have been eyeing these as well. What a great giveaway!

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  29. What a generous giveaway!!! Thank you for always giving us such great ready to use stuff!

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  30. Thanks so much. I teach 4th but my grad daughter ismin kinderin my school so i thought what a GREAT gift for her teacher

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  31. Thank you!! Only been back two weeks...and I have a lot of work to do to get my kids up to par...this would surely help:)

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  33. This looks amazing. I am actually a 2nd Grade teacher but would love to win this to give my friend who is a FIRST year Kinder Teacher. Thanks!!!

    lindzpannell@gmail.com

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