I am on a roll, people.
I found another center that my kids are in love with. IN LOVE WITH.
It’s like my kids can’t even remember kindergarten. Kindergarten? What was that? We’re in first grade now AND IT IS THE BEST GRADE EVER IN ALL THE LAND.
At least that’s how I picture the thoughts running through their tiny little heads when their eyes light up with glee (yes, WITH GLEE, I said) at the introduction of a NEW! FUN! CENTER!
We had been working on Stencil Writing at the Writing Center for the last round of centers. And my kids *still* love it. I mean, who doesn’t? It’s a stencil. Anyone is an automatic artist with a stencil. What’s not to love?
And then I found THIS PACK by From the Pond. And now my kids have two choices when they visit the writing center (eventually they will have GOBS of choices, but we’re working up to that). Two WHOLE choices. It’s like I’m a genie in a bottle and their wish is my command.
I LOVE THIS PACK.
Lauren Shirk says
What a great roll…I can't wait to see what's next!!!!!
Kim Gierahn says
Oh praise be. Maybe my kids AND their teacher can learn to draw something. The kids just laugh at my "people" during writers workshop! The struggle is real!!
Shannon Porter says
Love, love this!
Keely Keane says
I thought of you today when I looked over at one on my students and his hands and face were covered in ink from the letter stamps. OMG!!!
Chris Saunders says
I absolutely love your blog posts! I have started centers this year as you have described and love it! Not to much shuffling around–one a day and gives me those needed check in moments! I hope you keep posting your center ideas all year 🙂 ! Where did you get the paper you used in the directed drawing page? Thanks-Chris
Mel Lloyd says
Thank you so much for sharing this! I adore the drawings your students did – what little artists!
I am so ancient that we didn't even have a remote connected to the TV – no remote at all – I had to get up and walk over to the TV and press a button – and we had 3 stations to watch… and 1 was in a different language… gah! Kids these days don't know how good they have it! 🙂
Jen R says
you are genius!! i have those!! I didn't even think about cutting off the bottom – ha!!
OH MY HECK! My kiddos would love this stuff! Going to buy now!
Love this! I hate when kiddos feel frustrated when they can't draw something. They must feel so proud of their finished work! Thanks for the great idea 🙂
Leticia Rios says
I have this pack and I love it! I never thought of cutting off the bottom and only using the directed drawing part! I'm definitely going to try that next! Thank you for sharing!
I do this center too- I add red, yellow, and green for different levels 🙂
I do almost the same thing only they only get one choice per center time and it’s a how to draw something that went with our close read or read aloud picture book that day. They then write a story to go with the picture which is glued to the front side of the story with a title, date and their name then it is put in a notebook to keep. I have a Pinterest board that is full of all the guided drawings I’ve found. (2nd grade)
I’d totally sang this, . . . if it were in Spanish 🙁
Love the idea!