Lesson Cloud Dollar Days Sale and Giveaway

Be sure to check out the Dollar Days Sale and Giveaway posted by tons of sellers on the Lesson Cloud! Here is the link! You will find some great deals for the next two days (July 29th and 30th)!

I have two of my most popular items for $1.00! The Playdough Monster Writing Packet and the How I Make S’mores Writing Packet! Don’t miss these deals!

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Poetry Pens

In order to get my kiddos to embrace poetry writing at the beginning of the year, I have them each make their very own Poetry Pen. We use an ink pen, quill feather, some pipe cleaners, and colored duct tape. It is really easy and very inexpensive! They love to write with their special poetry pen!

We have Poetry Notebooks (spiral journals) that the student use throughout the year. I have the students glue in a poem about a topic we are studying or that uses a skill I want to reinforce on the left hand side of the notebook (the back of the opposite page) and then they write their own similar poem on the right hand side (the front of the other page).

We fill in this poetry prompt page on the first day of school and it becomes the first page of the Poetry Notebook. Click here for the FREE layout for the “Poem about Me”!

Poetry is a great way to improve student writing skills and to teach them how to take risks with using vocabulary, etc. If you have not yet trued using poetry on a weekly basis in your classroom, you should!

Making Rockets with a Sheet of Paper and Index Cards

Love love love this science lab! You need PVC pipe (1/2 inch in diameter), a sheet of copy paper, and a few index cards as well as some scotch tape. Roll the paper tightly around the PVC pipe and tape it. Add the cone and the fins with tape. I used the Stomp Rocket launchers–you can find them here. The kids has a blast!  I also created some labs to go with the project!