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group leader Lauralee Moss

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Teaching Correct Pencil Grip 10 Replies

Hello everyone!Just yesterday I received a comment on my blog about how my son's pencil grip made this person "cringe".  He is 3 years, 3 months old.  I guess I just didn't think that emphasizing…Continue

Started by Becky. Last reply by Rachel Brown Aug 18, 2013.

Writing Ideas 2 Replies

Hello Writing Parents! I apologize for being "out of the loop" for so long. I am due with my third child in less than a month. I've been very busy running after my two preschoolers and growing this…Continue

Tags: ideas, preschoolers, writing, old, year

Started by Lauralee Moss. Last reply by Lauralee Moss Aug 14, 2012.

Play Dough and Fine Motor 4 Replies

Good Tuesday Morning!I've been brainstorming a few ideas on how to use play dough to help with developing fine motor skills.  What young child doesn't LOVE to play with play dough?? I want to create…Continue

Started by Becky. Last reply by Becky May 16, 2012.

Middle School ELA 4 Replies

I'm looking for others using a workshop model for teaching writing.Continue

Started by Mary Brazeau. Last reply by Kristen Bowers Jan 22, 2012.

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Comment by Lacey Whidden on July 30, 2012 at 12:48am

Hi all!

I am hosting a country wide post card swap! One class from each state will be accepted. All of the entries are first come first serve. What do you need? 49 postcards, labels (to make addressing and writing easy), and postage for each card. Please be aware that this is NOT a free project! It will cost a bit to buy those supplies, but I believe the swap will be worth it! I will collect each state's info and create a document with a label for each address, that will save you quite a bit of work! It's also a good idea to type out your message on a label and then have the kiddos attach them to the postcards, this will be a major time saver. ALL cards MUST be sent by the first of November. This will allow enough time for you to get them together and make sure they are all swapped in a timely manner. This is a great opportunity to teach letter writing, as well as social studies. I will probably read the postcards with my students, study each state briefly, Google Earth the address on the card, and I think it would be AWESOME to Skype with a class or two! :) (Let me know if you're interested in that as well).

Okay, now down to the nitty gritty....
So far I have filled slots for Florida (my state), California, and Indiana. THAT'S IT! I still have sooo many states to fill.

If you are interested please contact me via e-mail @ MissWhiddens2nds@gmail.com.

You may also contact me by leaving a comment on my blog @

Thanks so much,


p.s. Thanks to the wonderful Mrs.Saoud from Primary Graffiti for the awesome idea! :)

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Comment by Becky on July 24, 2012 at 9:30pm

Hi everyone,

We've got a new group! We Teach: Christian Education and you're invited to join!


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Comment by Karyn Tripp on June 28, 2012 at 10:47am

I have a summer USA postcard swap going on and need some more participants.  It would be a great way to get your kids writing this summer.

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Comment by Becky on June 28, 2012 at 7:11am

I just posted my FREE July Writing Prompts today and wanted to share. :)

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Comment by Becky on May 29, 2012 at 10:30pm

Need writing prompts for June to keep writing fresh this summer?  Try these out...they're FREE! :)

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Comment by Becky on May 15, 2012 at 9:33am

Writing "piggyback" stories...we had a lot of fun doing this one!!

Comment by Milly Gandy on November 16, 2011 at 3:43am

Learning how to write a letter

Dear Santa ...

Comment by Tammy Sanders on October 9, 2011 at 7:46pm

Science journaling... post on properties of leaves

Comment by Tammy Sanders on August 15, 2011 at 8:36pm
Just wrote a post about how to teach children how to use writing tools, scissors, and glue.  Would love to hear your ideas as well.
Comment by Tammy Sanders on August 7, 2011 at 8:46pm
Recently wrote 6 Ways to Practice Name Writing.  Please share some of your favorite ways to get the kiddos to write their name.

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