These are great way to give your kids choice and get them writing essays every month. It has everything you need to teach, scaffold, and assess your students' essays. I am currently working on October and November Essay Writing. It has been aligned to the 4th and 5th grade CCSS.
I created these graphic organizers because some of my fourth graders still could not write a good paragraph. This includes graphic organizers, checklists, and rubrics to help your kids master writing great paragraphs. It has been aligned to the 1st and 2nd grade CCSS.
Use these as a center, journal topics, or for the kid who can never think of what to write.
This is a great beginning or end of the year activity to get kids thinking about their own lives. You might even use this as an entrance into a Personal Narrative unit.
My students had a lot of fun with this last year in the month of October.
Right now lots of bloggers have some great blog posts on Bright Ideas for the Classroom at the Bright Ideas Blog Hop. I am excited to go check them out and pin some great ideas to my Genius Classroom Solutions pin board.
As we get ready for school to start, I think it is important to not only find bright ideas for the classroom but also consider self-care. I think as teachers many of us wear a lot of hats and get so used to taking care of other people, we forget to take care of ourselves. At my other blog, Balancing the Backpack I am sharing some ideas about self-care and wellness. I hope you will follow me on my journey toward balance. Today I blogged about easy snacks to eat on the drive home and yesterday I shared some tips to drink more water.