So here's how it went down:
- Michelle gave my email to Tracee Orman who had agreed to gift one of her Hunger Games lessons.
- Tracee emailed me and offered to swap that out if I wanted. (Since I teach 5th grade in a conservative Catholic (redundant?) school, AND I ♥love♥ her clipart, I was more than thrilled by her generous offer.)
- I emailed Tracee back, and said I would love any clip art she chose to send me.
- Tracee emailed me TONS of clip art - AND, as if all that weren't enough (it totally was), a copy of one of her best sellers Creative Activities & Project Ideas to use with ANY Novel, Story, or Unit! OMGenius - this thing is chock full of great ideas and templates! She was over-the-top GENEROUS!!
People ~ You must go visit Tracee's store and check out her stuff!! And if you do teach older students, you MUST check out her HGs lessons - she's a rock star!
To spread the bloggy love, I've created two new writing aides for my students and can't wait to share them with you as FREEBIES!
The first was inspired by Emily at I Love My Classroom. Don't worry, I asked permission first! I plan to print these on sticky paper and stick them in the students writing folders. The file prints two to a page, so they'll fit on the pockets very nicely.
The second thing I want to share I came up with while I was writing the Rainbow Editing page. Spelling is always a challenge for my students. And I liked Emily's idea for using spell check, but I don't want my students to rely on it. So I created the following anchor chart. Again I will print these two to a page on sticky paper and add them to the writing folders.
Click either picture to download from my TpT store.
BTW - I love to print to sticky paper rather than glue stick things down. Glue-sticked (love making up my own words!) papers never stay all year; the corners curl up and get gross. Sticky paper works better for me and is totally worth the investment!
And, since I made these, I'm thrilled to be linking up with Tara for the first time ever!
Let me know if you download these and what you think!