Jessica at Mrs. Stanford's Class had an awesome idea. She paired up teachers based on what grade they taught, how long they had been blogging and how many items were in their TpT store. Then, each teacher (in the pair) chose an item from the other teacher's TpT store, made the item and wrote a review about the item.
I was paired with Danielle at Krazee 4 Kindergarten. (You should visit her blog. She has lots of awesome ideas.)
After much thought (who doesn't love shopping for free on TpT) I chose her Kindergarten Basic Mini Writing Office. It has wonderful resources for my kinders to use while they are writing. (included are: an alphabet chart, a list of things to write about, a writing checklist, a list of color words, a list of number words, and many labels for the front of the mini office) I will have to go over the resources at the beginning of the year so they will understand how use them. But, I hope that the folder will help my students while they are writing, so there will be fewer questions.
Here is what the folder looks like when you follow the directions that Danielle has in the packet:
I usually have my students use a 2-pocket folder for writing. So I thought I would try placing the mini office items on a 2-pocket folder.
Here is what it looks like:
I wasn't able to fit in the list of sight words when I placed everything on the 2-pocket folder but that didn't bother me because my students usually use the word wall when spelling sight words.
I have to say that I love this product. First of all, had I tried to make it myself it would have taken me forever. Danielle did a terrific job of illustrating everything, which is very important in kindergarten. Also, the way all of the charts are on separate pages, you can individualize the folders for your classroom.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Make sure you stop by Krazee 4 Kindergarten and Mrs. Stanford's Class today.