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    Glue ribbon to back cover of notebook to use as a bookmark in journals. - Great idea to help the kids stay on the correct page in their journals!

    Good quiet activity for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.

    Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.

    ABC order with spelling words using Legos...

    Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it.

    Spark up your students writing and inspire them to write using real life photographs. There are 30 photographs on separate pages with lined spaces...

    Literacy Centers - I can see doing a simpler version of this for preschool.

    Work on Words -- 7 choices for word activities: Scrabble Spelling,Magnet Words, Type-it, Stamp-it, Game Boards, Boggle, Shake It Up.

    For when they have small pieces of things they are working on but are not ready to glue in their journals yet!

    writers workshop

    This includes a poem page, a word search, a scavenger hunt and a creative writing page....

    A Literate Life - Incredible blog for RW and WW resources!

    synonym wordwall - great for jazzing up rough drafts and creative writing

    grammar guide wall