Well, I must say, we all sure had a lot of opinions about The Bachelorette. I’m happy that almost all of us are in agreement about Nick. ICK. Nick the Ick.
And we all agree that the Pickle Segment at the end of the show was HILARIOUS. I did a quick search for the segment, but I couldn’t find it. I’ll keep looking!
Anywho . . . I have packed and unpacked suitcases and duffel bags a lot this summer and I did it again.
My nephews flew back to Texas with my brother-in-law, but Kerry and my niece are staying until tomorrow so we are now camping out at my parents. Which is fun. Because last night my mom and dad had to come into our room (Kerry and I were sleeping in the guest bed together as we often do because we are twins and girls and this is totally normal, right? It’s okay that we’re old and still enjoy doing this, right?) to tell us to be quiet just like they had to do when we were growing up and sleeping in our trundle beds.
See, I do this thing where I put all of my hair in front of my face and then I put my glasses on. It is a riot, I tell you. I should take it on the road. I still don’t get how I haven’t been asked to be the star of my own reality TV show.
In other news, I posted on my Facebook page yesterday that I actually finished a new pack! When I was purging my files (I have a whole post on that coming soon because it was a process, let me tell you, and I was sorry I ever started it), I came across some of my old Just Fold! Mini Books and it inspired me to differentiate them and make more!
There are ten books in all, but each book comes in all three options.
I use them in the Writing Center, but they could also be used for Work on Writing during Daily Five, in a whole group lesson, small group lesson, as an intervention, or even as an assessment or homework.
My kids love love love these books because they are books! That makes sense, trust me. I don’t know about the kids in your class, but I seem to always have a group of kids that want to make books whenever they have extra time which means they fold paper together and ask for a stapler and/or ask me to staple their gigantic wad of paper that they took from the writing center recycle tray and I can barely staple through the thickness of it.
It happens every year.
So when I introduce these Just Fold! Mini Books, my problem is solved and the trees are safe for a little while longer . . .
I usually have my upper grade helpers fold the books for me in the beginning of the year, but later on the first graders can totally handle it. I mean, occasionally, I’ll get, “Like this?” and it’s backwards and upside down so I say, “Yep. Just like that.”
I had a little giveaway on my Facebook page yesterday . . . but if you’d like another shot, leave a comment with your email address on this post and I will pick another three tomorrow!
And, if you can’t wait, it’s on sale until the end of the day Friday! 🙂
Lisa Marshall says
This looks awesome! Would love a copy. email@example.com
Love your posts! These books are awesome and would be a hit in my classroom!
Andrea Kittle says
I would love a copy! I'm always looking for ideas for my work on writing center! firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Iwanski says
These books look great! Jiwanski7@gmail.com
Rachel Coots says
These look so great! email@example.com
I would love to have the mini books! I love the differentiation which is great for my primary Special Ed students.
Kelsie McMillan says
Kaylen Orr says
These are genius! You are genius! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Sklapsky says
I can see these solving many problems in my writing center!!!
Teacher Adriana says
My email is email@example.com
I love everything you make!!!
Mrs. D says
These are awesome! 🙂
I know my new group of firsties will love these too. Crossing my fingers!
My Kinders would love this! Thanks for the chance!
Debbie Teise says
These are adorable and so are you! Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org….. Debbie should be lowercase though… Sorry
I so want these for my Kinders!
Katie Nussbaum says
These are so cute! My kinders would love them! And I would love to win a copy! email@example.com
These look great and would be perfect for my beginning of year firsties!
My kinders would love these! firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Rozhon says
These would be perfect for my classroom! email@example.com
Terrific Teacher says
I love the differentiation.
They look great! My special needs students would love these! RamsMom1@aol.com
Mrs. T says
My girls in Abu Dhabi would love these! Hoarderswife99@gmail.com
Molly Lieb says
Those look fantastic!
Catherine Newlin says
I like how you made them differentiated! Copperred7@gmail.com
Brenda Williams says
I just love your energy! firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love these!!!
These are awesome!
Keep Calm and Apple On
Alicia McClure says
I love these!
I would love, love, LOVE THESE!
PS I would totally watch your reality show!! 😉
Cyndy Crites says
I'd love to win these books!
Theresa Fogle says
These look great! email@example.com
I always love your stuff!
One Sharp Bunch by Ashley Sharp says
These mini books are FABULOUS! Great idea! I would love them, and I know my kiddos would too! firstname.lastname@example.org
One Sharp Bunch
Love these! email@example.com
I would love these! firstname.lastname@example.org
Kylee Dodd says
Perfect for my new kinder babies
The Acosta Family says
Would love this!
Sue Lattea says
These are awesome! I would love them for my classroom! email@example.com
annie ramos says
These look great 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Garcia says
I would love my own set! email@example.com
So super fun!! Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
Eee! So glad I get a second chance at winning! If not, they're already on my wish list. 🙂
Brittani Black says
My kids always love making books too! I would love to win!
Mrs. Black's Bees
Tanya Escobedo says
These look like soooo much fun! I would love a set.
Abigail McCartney says
Please pick me! This would be awesome while I'm on maternity leave the first 6 weeks of school!
Mrs. Hobbs says
email@example.com LOVE these!
These mini books are adorable and would be perfect for my class next year!! Thank you for your generosity!! Hsease99@hotmail.com
Awesome idea for my writing center. I love the differentiation options. And I love your blog! You are very blessed to have that relationship with your sister!
Ellen Coan says
These would be great, after my kids make them, they can put them in their book boxes to read again and again and again!
Kelly T. says
How fabulous!!! I bet my kids would love these!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer N says
These look great. email@example.com
Michele Hase says
Love it! Tmhase@fcps.edu
Love this! firstname.lastname@example.org
So cute and simple for the kiddos!
These would be a great addition to my writing center! Lizf38@aol.com
These are super cute! What a great idea for the writing center. email@example.com
Love these! firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Cullen//Sparkling in Second says
Oh I'd love to win these! I'm switching this year from 2nd to 1st and into a heavily ELL area, so these would be super helpful 🙂 email@example.com
Luv My Kinders says
These book are super cute! I think it is sooo cool that you and your sister are still so close and had to be told to quiet down…lol. Well if we meet up I totally want to see your hair and glasses act sounds like a winning act to me.
Luv My Kinders
These are so cute! Perfect for kinder writing as well! I would love the chance to win them! Traci527@hotmail.com
These look great! Perfect for independent work!
Love these! Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Meagan England says
Those are so cute! Makes me want to teach the little ones!
Wendy B says
Cute! These would be great for my Ell kids! email@example.com
These are so awesome ad could be used in so many ways! Wow would I love to win them.
They look all kinds of fabulous! firstname.lastname@example.org
Oops, I forgot to leave my e mail – email@example.com
They would be a fabulous resource. firstname.lastname@example.org
I work with struggling readers. These would be a wonderful resource. Thank you! email@example.com
Pick me! Pick me! ha! These look fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win.
These are FANTASTIC!
These would be great for my kinder kiddos!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Love them! Jen_and_john@mac.com
Would love a copy. email@example.com
P.S. What graphic people are on your post page for the new fold books? ??
They are darling.
Fantastic resource!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Simple with great illustrations! email@example.com
Kristi Smith says
If at first you don't succeed, TRY TRY AGAIN!!! These mini-books look absolutely AMAZING!! Naturally, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be one of the VERY LUCKY recipients of these Writing gems <3 <3 <3. They would be simply for perfect for literacy stations! As always, thank you for considering me, Kristin =). firstname.lastname@example.org.
So cute! I would love to add these to a writing center for K. They would be so excited :). J_curato@hotmail.com
Lori Olson says
This would be awesome for my Work on a Book center for Kindergarten! I love the easy prep! email@example.com Thanks!
Lisa B says
Am I too late? I love these!! Thanks!
PS-I agree with the Nick is Ick..lol
Cindy Long says
I love these! Perfect for leveled independent work. Also a great way for some t practice their handwriting!
Susan Phillips says
Would LOVE to have these! I am teaching a K/1 combo this year and these would be GREAT!!!!
Stacy Murphy says
I really like your mini-books.
Mrs. Craighead says
What fun these would be in my writing center.
Tina Decesare says
Hi! These look great – I would love to win them! You are hilarious – whenever I am on my computer laughing out loud my husband knows I am reading your blog!
Annette Calton says
These are soo cute! I like the ease of just folding. I would love these in my classroom. I am amazed at your talent. Where do you find the time? firstname.lastname@example.org
Super cute! Great idea for writing at the beginning of the year.
First Grade Garden
How cute! I know my students would love them. email@example.com
Ashley Vaccaro says
I love how you've differentiated these! That can be the hardest thing to find in mini books. All my students can enjoy these though! firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love these for my first graders!
April Jones says
These are great! email@example.com
These look great! I would love to win a copy.
If it's not too late, put me in. firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Green says
Add me if there is still time. Would love to use with my kinders.
Mrs. Crosby says
I would love to use these in centers! And, I think my students would love them to!
These would be perfect for my writing center. My kiddos loved anything that even looked like a book when writing last year.
Michelle Jaquillard says
I would love to have these during Daily 5 rotations.
Roxane Fox says
I would love to use them with my kiddos. email@example.com
Tracy Cisneros says
These are awesome and would be great for my Daily 5! Thanks for sharing. Tcisneros@hot.rr.com
L. Ott says
These would be great to use in the fall! firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha McClure says
Have you seen the hair flip you can do when your hair is wet and you want to make it look like a wig from the 1800s?
Thanks for another giveaway! Srkmcclure@gmail.com
Yes please on these fold books! I LOVE books! The kids love BOOKS! This is the perfect answer!:)
Carol T. says
Pick me! Pick me! I love these fold and read books and know the kids will love them too!
Deb Weaver says
I'd LOVE to have these! I love that they can do their own story, they involve writing and reading and that they are foldable. Thanks for the chance. email@example.com
Mrs. Amy Baker says
These are awesome and I know my kids would love them too! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Abunchie@gmail.com
Roxanne S says
These mini books provide essential reading and writing practice for young kiddos. My kiddos will love to use these. Thanks for making me a winner!!!
My kiddos love to make books, I can't keep staples!!! I would love these mini book. They would be great enrichment. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
Love the books! I am so glad I found you today. You rock!
Forgot my email: email@example.com.
Adriana Drica says
Adoraria receber. Obrigada