Whole Class Journals: 64 prompts, across genres to have your kids write all year! I LOVE writing, teaching writing and passing on that love of writing to my students. BUT this can be a difficult task because as I have noticed over the past 9 years in the classroom, most kids HATE dislike writing. They get stressed out, rush… Read More
Polka Dots, Chevron, and Owls, Oh My: My 2014-2015 Room Reveal and a Pinteresting Giveaway!
Happy Sunday all! I survived my first week of school and in all the Back to School madness I realized that I never shared pictures of my new classroom! So here goes… Awhile back I mentioned that I was moving to a new school. This picture was taken in June, on my last day of work, at my former school. This… Read More
Meet the Teacher Blogger Linky!
Happy Friday! Today I am linking up with the wonderful Stephanie from Flying into First who is hosting the Meet the Teacher Blogger linky party. I have LOVED getting to know some more about my fellow blogging friends with this link up. Here is a little bit about me…. My Name is Layla. I turned the big 3-0 this July. This… Read More
Characterization Whole Class Journals
This past summer I figured out a way to incorporate more writing into my weekly teaching by creating a series of Whole Class Journals. I blogged about it here, but the gist of it is that each notebook has a prompt that each student will respond to it in 2 complete paragraphs. They write in the journal once… Read More
Back to School Sale
I am so excited to be participating in the Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School SALE. This sale is from August 12-13th! Everything in my TpT Store will be 20% off….and get this, if you use the promotion code (BTS12) you will get an additional 8% off! Hello Back to School SAVINGS! Here are my top 4 Must Have Back to School… Read More
Whole Class Journals #4: Informative
Last year was my first year teaching 4th and the year before that I taught 7th. In California, both of those grades have a state test in writing where the teacher has no idea what the prompt will be. It is a mixed bag and we speculate what the prompt will be… will it be summary, response to literature, persuasive,… Read More