Sunday, January 27, 2013

Writing and a Giveaway!

We have been writing, writing, writing in my room!   I hear this is their favorite part of the day... writing and stations!

It is hard for me to not let my next unit sneak into the my lesson plans.  As you may know, Unit 5 is about informational writing.   In preparation for this unit, we have done a lot of informational reading.   What we read transfers right into their writing.  My little guys have LOTS of energy for writing informational texts.

Here are a few samples that I grabbed from this month.
We have been reading about penguins earlier in the month.  My friend grabbed a hold of the the name "Baby Blue Penguin."   I was grateful that he chose that breed instead of the jackass penguin!   Whew!


So this illustration is interesting. I asked him, "Why do you have so many penguins?"   He said, "Look Mrs. Wills.   These penguins have to look for their matches."  Then he showed me the lines where they matched up. 
 He said, "This shows how they grow and grow and grow."

 This one cracked me up!





I hope writing is going well in your classrooms!


Now for the Giveaway!

We recently bundled Units 1 through 4!


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  61. I already have all of these units...love them to pieces!! I just had to comment how much I love their little writing samples! My fav has gotta be, "No make up" and "make up on!" So stinkin' precious!! Keep up the great work DeeDee :)

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  72. Your writing samples are amazing! Your writing units look so fantastic. I am a follower of both of your blogs and now your Facebook pages. I am a little embarrassed to admit that I'm still not on Pinterest...yet. :)

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  104. I'm always on the look out for great writing-I need help! I love your activities-I check your blog often! Thanks so much for all the great ideas. You are truly inspiring!

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  106. I follow and LOVE both of your blogs! I am loving the new February Poetry Station. dsmyrl@yahoo.com

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  110. I follow you and Mrs. Jump EVERYWHWERE!!! I LOVE everthing that you do. You guys are my teaching idols! :) Thank you so much for the oppertunity to win these units!

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  111. I follow your blog and your facebook :)

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  112. I follow your blog, pinterest boards, and facebook, as well as Mrs. Jump's! So excited to get ideas from you both! :)

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  118. I follow your blog and Deanna's blog. Would love to win, these units look great! Thank you!!

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  120. You always have such wonderfully creative and fun ideas which inspire me. I just became a follower on Pinterest but wasn't sure where to leave the comment for the giveaway so I am leaving it here.

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  121. I enjoy looking at what you do for writing in your classroom, its so helpful to look at as a young teacher.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  122. Love these units!! I already have 1 through 3 but would LOVE to win number 4! :)

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  123. These units look amazing! I would love to win!

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  124. I follow your blog and follow you on pinterest!

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  125. I follow them all, lots of great ideas and resources! Writing is definitely a constant struggle with most of my students, this would really benefit them... Pace.jessie@gmail.com

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  126. Love yours and Deanna's blogs/facebooks/pinterests! Thanks for sharing your amazing resources with us! I would love to win these writing packets! They would be so helpful!

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  132. I follow Mrs. Wills on Pinterest
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  133. I like you on FB!
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  134. thanks for the chance to win....i am a follower every which a a way....except facebook....but i will take my chances!
    the writing workshop time has made a great impact on me this year....it is one of my favorite times of the day.
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  135. I follow both blogs, pinterest, and facebook.

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  136. Hi Deedee.. I follow your pinterest!

    Thank you for the chance to win these awesome resources!

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    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  137. I would absolutely LOVE to win this! I need to re-vamp writing in my classroom! Fingers crossed!

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  138. I can't wait to see more of your writing lessons! ctillack@verizon.net

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  139. These writing units are so what I need. I teach at a small school and we have NO writing program in place for Kindergarten. YIKES!

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  140. These writing units are so what I need. I teach at a small school and we have NO writing program in place for Kindergarten. YIKES!

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  141. I follow your blog, Pinterest boards, Mrs. Jump's blog, & Pinterest boards.

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  142. I follow both of you on facebook, pinterest, and your blogs! Thanks for all the fabulous ideas!! Thanks for the give-away!!! I would love to win!!!

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  143. Love you both! Would love to have these units.

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  144. Writing is such a challenging area. Hope to win these.

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  145. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  146. Would love to read about how you do/manage assessments in your classroom.

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  147. I follow both of you. Look forward to reading your posts every week.

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  148. If I don't have time to read blogs during a given week, I always make sure yours is one I do read.

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  149. I am a faithful follower of both of your blogs, facebook pages, pinterest boards, and tpt stores! u:) I'm new to kinder this year with 10 years of experience in the intermediate grades. You and Deanna (and many other kinder bloggers) have made this transition exciting and successful!! Thank you for sharing your time and talents!!

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  150. Would LOVE to win these! Thanks for all you do, I enjoy your blog!

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  151. I am now a follower of both blogs. You both are AMAZING!!! It would be so great to win this!

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    1. I have now subscribed to both blogs, followed both on Pinterest, and liked both on Facebook. Now, the only thing left to do is cross my fingers and toes and hope that I win. :)

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    2. Oh, and sorry to leave another comment, but my email is ebsen0688@gmail.com
      So sorry, new to all of this :)

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  152. I know these are top notch writing resources as are your other units. My class has enjoyed your poetry units. I know my kinders would love your writing units as well. And me............I would turn cartwheels if I would win!

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  153. I follow your blog(and Mrs. Jumps too)! I would love a chance to win your writing units. I have one already and can't wait to get my hands on the rest. You ladies are so talented.
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  154. I am a follower of all of the following: your blog, Mrs. Jump's blog, your's and Mrs. Jump's Pinterest accounts, and your's and Mrs. Jump's facebook pages. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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    My (Not So) Elementary Life
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  155. I follow your Mrs. Jump's blog. I am one of those rare-find teachers that is not on Pinterest, though...
    - Amanda {avphilli@gmail.com}
    Inspired in Second

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  156. Love following both you and Mrs. Jump! :)
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  157. I follow both blogs and love them!!! Would love to win this!!!

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  158. Love these! And your blog :)

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  159. I follow your blog and pinterest and liked you on facebook. I did the same for Deanna.

    Ashley
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    I hope I win!

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  160. I follow you both on Pinterest and liked you both on Facebook.
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  161. I simply love your blog-you are the first blog I ever started following. Thanks so much for all the great ideas and products. Does your Writing Through the Year 1-5 span the whole Kindergarten year? And is it ok to start one now even if I haven't done the others (which one)? Thanks so much!

    Ashley Morrell
    aemorrel@gmail.com

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  162. I love your blog as well as Mrs. Jump's! Super inspiring! Thanks for all of your tips, tricks and inspiring words!

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  163. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!
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  164. I follow Mrs. Jump on pinterest.
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    simmonsa1@sfusd.edu
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  165. I love your blog and have been a follower for a while!

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  167. I follow Deanna's blog.

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  172. I follow Deanna's facebook page.

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