Monday, June 25, 2012

What a Process!

When summer started my main goal was to reorganize, revamp, and rethink my teaching and curriculum. 

Whew, what a process this is! It is extremely time consuming, a bit overwhelming at times, and so much FUN! It's so much fun that once I'm certain everyone in my family is fast asleep, I sneak out of my bed to hit the computer for more ideas. It's too bad I don't drink coffee, because I could probably use some right about now. 

While I'm on the topic of processes, I thought about the writing process. I love that my school still teaches traditional grammar, but I want to put some more life into the writing portion of our Language curriculum. 

I figured I should start at the beginning and whip up some writing process posters that are based on our curriculum. I had some store bought ones but they didn't match the curriculum. Boy was that confusing!

Click here to get a copy! They need to be printed on ledger sized paper which is 11x17. I know that's a pain, but I wanted them to be bigger than a regular sheet of paper.

I also want to take a minute to pass on the One Lovely Blog Award.

Here are the rules for this award:
Once you receive the award, you must follow 3 rules: 

1.  Follow the person that gave you the award

2.  Link back to the person that gave you the award 

3.  Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers

Now, I had a hard time finding 15 new/newish blogs that hadn't already received this award, but I found a few. I'll keep looking! 
Here goes:


  1. Love the writing posters. Thanks for the Freebie!

  2. Your motto is flat out fantastic. I love that you are puttin' it all out there and taking BIG chances in the classroom. It's what teaching should be all about :) As you stated, our best moments come from those special unscripted and oh-so unplanned moments. So glad I found you today ...

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  3. I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower! I love your design & I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Your writing posters are adorable! We just found you and are now following! We would love it if you want to stop by and check us out sometime!
    Katie & Lisen

  5. Thank you for the award - I'm thrilled! I'm a new follower too!

    Hooty's Homeroom

  6. Love these! I am student teaching Language Arts this fall and these are just great. So creative!

  7. Thanks Chynna! I LOVED my student teaching. It was such a great time.

  8. Hi there
    Cute blog. I love your title and philosophy! Glad I stopped in. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  9. Thanks for stopping by Vicky!