Getting ahead (only a little)

First things first - there were two winners in the Pin it to Win it giveaway.  My girls picked #1 and #11 - so those two pinners will win what they pinned!  Check your emails ladies =)

I also just wanted to let you know that I am actually one month ahead on my Powerful Prompts and have finished February.  

These task cards are what I use in my weekly writing center.  I love having this center consistent each week and being able to give students more time during our day to write.  They have monthly writing journals that they use for this center and can also free write in throughout the month.  There is a file folder word wall for each month and some extra thematic ones in some months.  These portable word walls stay at the center all year long so they can refer back to them if they need to.  I also have cut and paste writing prompts that match the task cards.  This helps keep the kids on topic and helps me and the parents see what they were "supposed" to be writing about.  This is especially helpful when you have a hard time deciphering what your struggling writers were trying to write about.  

So for those of you who have contacted me to see when these are done each month, I worked extra hard just for you =)  I know how important it is to be able to plan ahead.  Hopefully I will now be able to stay a month ahead.  Thanks for your interest and kind feedback.  

Now I'm off to take down my Christmas decorations.  I would've earlier this week but I had the flu and was unable to move for 3 days.  Ugh!  Not what I wanted on my nice break, but at least I didn't have to write sub plans for missing school.  

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