Saturday, March 29, 2014

Super Sentence Giveaway!

It's time for a giveaway and I am so excited!

During a faculty meeting a couple weeks ago, we (my kindergarten team) got together with the first grade team to discuss their expectations of our kindergartners moving on next year.  One of their main concerns was writing.  More specifically, understanding sentence structure and being able to write at least one sentence using all of those components (capitals, punctuation, spaces between our words, and using their best handwriting). Thus, my Super Sentences pack was born.

This past week my students and I began really working on writing sentences using proper sentence structure.  We kicked off our unit of study by reviewing what a sentence is and what makes up a sentence. We also practiced identifying capital letters and adding punctuation to our sentences.
My iPhone has horrible picture quality…sorry

We practiced identifying nouns and verbs, finding capital letters, adding proper punctuation, and using our space man.  

(of course I left my camera at school, so this pic will have to do…for now)

We also started using our My Book of Super Sentences and are practicing writing one sentence a day, editing our sentence, and then assessing ourselves on how we did.  I must say, I've seen some of the best writing this week! Makes for one happy teacher!

We also practice putting sentences in order and then reading them!
Next week, we will record our sentences now that we've had time to practice.

I also love use Michelle's Learning to Write Sentences packs and so do my kiddos.  Remember I left my good camera at school, so I will add pictures later. Ugh! 
These no prep printables are perfect for Kinders and give them an opportunity to practice reading, tracing, writing, drawing, and manipulating a sentence. When I say they are amazing I mean it.

I started using her Winter Sentences pack and will be using her Spring Sentences pack starting this week. I use them in my writing station, along with DeeDee's Monthly Writing Center packs. I love them because my students know exactly what to do and are READING. Michelle uses simple sentences, along with picture clues (for the sentence topic) which allows even my 'lower' kiddos to confidently read and write each sentence with accuracy.  

I'm so excited about the growth of my students writing. So much so, Michelle and I would like to offer you a chance to win our packets! Enter below!!

Don't want to wait? No problem! Both of our products are currently on sale.
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A HUGE thank you to the amazing Michelle Griffo from Apples and ABC's for joining me in this great giveaway.  Find more amazing ideas and products on her blog.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win! I haven't won any giveaways lol. We will see!

  2. Oh man! I am a first grade teacher and I really appreciate what you're doing to get your students ready for first grade writing! Kudos! We've been using "Your Writer's Eye" bulletin board that's been circulating around the blogging world. It has really helped my firsties! I make them touch each component to check and see if they completed each one. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

  3. I have recently become really interested in "oral sentences" from Mrs. Shipley's blog. I'm just starting out but I"m so intrigued since my students struggle so much with oral language as well as written language!

  4. We use a writing rubric and any kids that achieve their sentence writing goals get a reward at the end of the week.


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