Friday, July 12, 2013

Favorite Pins

Another week of summer has passed! It is flying by way too quickly. Next week starts the "end" of summer for me. I'll be subbing at a writing camp, working at VBS at night at my church, tutoring a very gifted student in writing, and working on curriculum whenever I can get a chance. Before all the craziness begins I want to link up with The First Grade Parade for Favorite Pins Friday.

I have spent the summer looking through some of my pins for this I want to incorporate this coming school year.

I love the idea of a graffiti wall for book quotes. I don't have a lot of bulletin board space, so I may use the back of a door for a mini-graffiti wall. Have any of you ever used this before? I'd be interested in hearing how it worked out.

I use a lot of post-it notes during Reading Workshop. My students stick them in their Reading Notebook, and use them as a reference to write their Friday reading response letters to me. I like the idea of having them write long on a post it during the week. I think it will help me see more of their thinking on a day to day basis.

What are your favorite pins?


  1. Thanks for the comment on my blog! I agree, a slow cooker is great anytime! I have a 45 minute drive to and from work, so it's often a life saver!

    I LOVE your book quote pin! I love quotes and sayings! This would be so much fun, I may have to try that this year!!

    Mrs. Johnson's Little Prowlers

  2. I like the idea of a graffiti wall and think behind the door would be perfect! I had a little board above my library one year for book recommendations. Kids wrote on post-its, and it was there for others to refer to when choosing a book.

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  3. I have my students write letters to me each week, too. So I love the items of them using their post it notes to write long in their journals throughout the week. Thanks for sharing this great pin.

    Foreman Teaches

  4. I love that note taking pin with the post-it-notes! Genius, right?!

    Life in Middle School

  5. I love the idea of "writing long" off a Post-it. I pinned this a little while back, and I definitely want to use it this year. Post-it notes are great,but I need to get better about what to do with them after they are shared. Thank you.

    Fit to be Fourth

  6. Love these cute ideas...especially the chalkboard idea...they LOVE to write on the chalkboard.
    Comprehension Connection

  7. I want to make our post-it notes more meaningful this year, thanks for posting that pin - going to repin it right now!!