Book Talk Tuesday: How to Train a Train with a How to Freebie!

Teachers!  Check out this fun Book Talk Tuesday blog post about a great  Mentor text for How to Writing!  How to Train a Train. Don't forget to snag your How To Writing Graphic organizer writing template freebie for 2nd grade. #howto #primaryplanet


Hello all!  Thanks so much for stopping by for another Book Talk Tuesday! This week's Mentor Text is perfect for teaching How to Writing!
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Mentor Texts for Writing: Teaching Syllables and Haiku!

Mentor Text for Writing: Teaching Syllables and Haiku with a freebie!

I LOVE teaching my students to write poetry!  I love writing poetry myself.
Haiku is my favorite type of poem to teach and to write!
I would like to share with you just how I go about teaching this in my classroom and the books that I use to as Mentor Texts for teaching Haiku Writing!
I have teamed up with some other amazing teachers from the Reading Crew to bring you this fun hop with great giveaways and freebies!
This post contains affiliate links for Amazon.  If you purchase through my link I get a small commission with no cost to you!  Thank you for your support!
Keep reading to learn more and don't forget to grab your FREEBIE!

8 Morning Work (Bell Ringer) ideas with freebies! Part 1

Image of Sun and Text: 8 Morning Work Ideas

Ahhh...the first 20 min. of school after you have happily greeted all of your darling cherubs.  We want them to be busy, independent, learning, and calm.  I want my morning work to help set the tone for the day.
I don't know how you feel,  but as a teacher, I really don't want morning work to be something that I have to later grade, so I have a few ideas for morning work (or bell ringer work) that doesn't involve worksheets or a whole lot of planning! This post is the first in a 2 part series.  Today are ideas 1-4!
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Winter Teaching Activities




Okay, I'll admit it (begrudgingly) SOMETIMES....I like winter!
I am a February baby, so winter isn't always so bad!
Teaching in winter can be fun too!  Read on for some fun Winter Teaching Resources that you don't want to miss!

Free Emergency Sub Plans Workshop!



Tis the season for the sickies!  Is your classroom ready for a sub?  Mine's not!  What is your biggest sub-plan challenge right now? Share with us at a FREE 1-hour
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I hope to see you there!