Sunday, March 2, 2014

New Writing Station~In Action!

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I FINALLY got this bad boy finished! I am beyond excited & so are my students. We.are.obsessed! This writing station has been a work in progress....for a year! I started it at the end of last year to spice up our writing center. I knew I wanted some kind of display but I didn't know how my space was going to work out in my new classroom so I waited. Since I didn't know what my space situation was, I used binders for my organization.

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 This is more of a grab & go option. Sometimes they would take the binders to their desk or just sit on the floor with a clipboard. I used a poly folder inside of the binder that contained copies of the writing station paper. If there was sheets that went with the station I also included those for their reference. 

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For those that do not have an extra bulletin board or dry erase board space this is another display option. I included 2 different letter sets that spell out "write". Holy cuteness, right? This is basically the same idea as the one I use except this is more portable, which I like. If my students are too far from the board they can grab this tri-fold and take it with them. 
As I stated above, I would use Velcro dots to use for display purposes. This will make it super easy to change out stations when needed. 

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 And we have another option.........
This came from Stacey over at Teaching Ever After. She prefers to use grab and go file folders for the students to use at their desk. These would also be great after a station is "retired" but the students still ask for it. Once you get them laminated then the students can just use a dry erase marker over and over.

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If you like the option above & prefer to save paper, binders & sheet protectors may also be a choice. 

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I have been getting loads of emails about the writing station organizer I use. I purchased this at Target (online only). The quality is absolutely incredible & the students are able to read the label & quickly grab their sheet independently. If you prefer using Amazon, you can check it out here. I put magnet strips on the back of my labels for this. It's easy to switch the labels in and out as I switch stations.

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Here is my display that I chose. You can see I have 9 stations going at once. I do a mini lesson for each station before it is displayed. If I see they are struggling, then we will do it together as a class first. 
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Here is just a peek at some of the options that are included. EACH station comes with a full color sample page. I also included a 1/4 size page in case you display on a board like I am doing. I printed all these pages out on card stock & then laminated each for durability..of course. 

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Here is a peek and some of the black & white pages that are included. This writing station is 185 pages so I couldn't include everything. I got a little carried away, but that is how I roll. 

This ULTIMATE WRITING STATION is part 1 of 2. I am not promising when part 2 will come out. My goal is to get it finished this summer so we can have it for back to school time. 

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Leave me a comment & I will pick 5 comments to win this writing station! 
 







60 comments:

  1. Still struggling for the best ways to teach writing to my firsties.... this would be an amazing help!

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  2. I would love this for my 3rd graders... thanks for the chance! :) Your new blog design is gorgeous, btw!

    :)
    Christina
    *Bunting, Books, and Bright Ideas*

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  3. Amazing! My space is limited - love that this is so portable!

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  4. Amazing! My space is limited - love that this is so portable!

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  5. This just could not be any cuter! I love all the colorful graphics. It would go perfect with my room decor. But my favorite part are your writing categories. My first graders love anything technology related, and they would love the Facebook, Text Me and email writing. Your kit contains categories that other writing stations do not, such as writing a song or bucket filler. I would be honored to win this kit. debbie.prellwitz@gmail.com

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  6. Wow! This looks GREAT! whaen do you have time to do all of this work? Do you ever sleep? Thanks for all the work you do. Jenniferwilsonjjw@gmail.com

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  7. This would be a great addition to any Daily 5 classroom for work on writing. I love that you included current types of writing such as text and Facebook. I don't think my students think of those as forms of writing. I would love to add this to my room. It has several options that I think makes the product more

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    1. flexible for use in any classroom. I'd love to have this! sabaumann02@gmail.com
      not sure why blogger wouldn't let me finish my comment before posting.

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  8. This is amazing! I am student teaching right now and I graduate in May!! I would love to win this to use in my first year of teaching!
    Laurageyer@u.boisestate.edu

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  9. This is awesome! I love your idea of Writing Station binders and I could DEFINITELY use that in my classroom! I'd love to win this to boost my Work on Writing centers in my second grade classroom!
    emily.d.nolan@gmail.com

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  10. My writing center could use a makeover! This looks great! :)
    Betty
    scrambledhenfruit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I love this product! You put so much work into it and I know my children would get lots of use out of all the different writing activities! I sure could use these to help with my writing centers! I am in desperate need! I've got them on my wish list, so I'll be saving up to get them!

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  12. This looks fabulous! My writing center is really sad looking right now- this would be just the thing to spice things up! I love the writing options.
    Carol

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  13. I love how "retired" writing tasks are still available for those who want to revisit. I appreciate the chance to win one of these but it's already on my TpT Wish List, just in case. Thanks for all you do to inspire and help all of us teachers!
    MrsSimonsSays(at)gmail

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  14. Mel this looks FABULOUS! You worked so hard. It is in my cart just in case I'm not a winner ;)
      Lory’s Page

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  15. You are amazing and this product is amazing too! It covers everything on "Work on Writing" that I have ever seen. This would take a huge burden off of "Work on Writing" and complete my first grade classroom!!! Thanks for the opportunity...
    Deb at Fabulously First

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  16. I picked 5 winners & will be emailing this station as soon as I get home from lunch :) thanks for the fabulous comments!

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  17. Authentic writing is a must during writer's workshop. I especially LOVE the Facebook page. I may be late for the giveaway, but it is going straight to my most wanted wish list items.
    I was asked to blog about writing, and this may be my lucky charm item :) This product puts my writing organization to shame. You totally rock!
    Can't wait to see what you do for RAA.
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  18. I would absolutely love this!! My kids love having a variety of writing worksheets at our writing station and this would be perfect for them!

    kelseyec115@yahoo.com

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  19. I would love this! It looks like a great addition to any classroom!
    suttonal821@gmail.com

    Going Strong in 2nd Grade

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  20. What an amazing station! I love all of the organization aspects of this ... and that it makes your students want to write! This would be great in my classroom.

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  21. This looks amazing. I am a substitute this year but would love to have this writing center for my first year teaching next year. It would make it so much easier than coming up with a writing center on my own.
    clburesh@yahoo.com

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  22. Oh, wow.... *jaw drop* (seriously in awe of your hard work and how absolutely stunning your writing center looks). Even more so, I'm bugged-eyed over how completely ORGANIZED you, and by extension, your students look. I struggle so much with keeping my writing center both engaging and realistically clean. I'm trying not to beg, but I sure do have my fingers and toes crossed that I win this one. My students and type-A administrator would LOVE you and I'd be thrilled too! laura.scheunemann@wrps.net .... seriously... wow!

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  23. I love how versatile the set up can be. I don't have the space in my room but using a display board is a great idea. I have struggled to set up a successful writing center and I feel that this center would be exactly what I need for my students! I would love to win it! mrsruffin924@gmail.com

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  24. You really did think of everything!! I can tell you poured your heart and soul into this... it looks so colorful and engaging! Thank you for sharing such detail in your post! I am picturing the amazing work my kids could do with the help of this resource. Thanks for the opportunity... it's very generous of you! Fingers crossed! :)

    Kelli
    Tales of a Teacher

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  25. This would be awesome to use with my firsties This has some amazing writing tools in it and I think it would help even my low, struggling writings. You did a fabulous job with this! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am a winner, winner, chicken, dinner! (xxxxxxxx)

    Katie
    kryan428@gmail.com

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  26. Awesome!!! This will save me time and be enticing to some of my less eager to write firsties!!! Thank you!!!

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  27. Awesome!!! This will save me time and be enticing to some of my less eager to write firsties!!! Thank you!!!

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  28. Mel, you out did yourself! This product looks incredible! Making writing fun, exciting and engaging is so difficult. This product looks like it will help take care of all of it. You thought of everything!
    -Jaime

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  29. Mel, you out did yourself! This product looks incredible! Making writing fun, exciting and engaging is so difficult. This product looks like it will help take care of all of it. You thought of everything!
    -Jaime

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  30. Wow. This looks incredible! My sweet third ies would flip over all these super duper great choices!

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  31. This looks awesome! Would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity! Ngambino17@gmail.com

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  32. Oh my goodness girl! Your writing station is over the top! It's so nice to hear that even pro's like you get nervous when posting your new products...makes people like me feel better. :o)

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  33. I think this writing station would really help my struggling writers. It looks amazing!

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  34. Oh my! Your imagination and hard work shines in this packet. I love that you included "songs". I love the design you created to make the activities so inviting. Thank you for inspiring us all to be better writing teachers. Thank you for helping our children learn to love to write,

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  35. This looks AWESOME! I would love to win this set for my Special Ed. Classroom.

    Sandy
    tiggernpooh55@yahoo.com

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  36. I love that you completed this just as I decided I hate my writing station and needed to give it a makeover! I've slowly been tweaking each section of Daily 5 and the time has come for writing to get some attention. Thank you for sharing so much hard work and love! Hoping I win this but if not it will still be mine by the end of the week :)

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  37. Win or lose, this writing station is a winner and my students win!

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  38. What an amazing writing center! I would love to win this for my firsties! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  39. What great writing center! I am new to teacher blogging and L.O.V.E. your blog, it's fabulous!

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  40. This is such a great product! I would love to use this in my classroom. My students need an exciting new writing set up. This is the first product I've seen of yours and now follow your blog! Can't wait to see more!

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  41. Wow!!! Your writing center and setup looks AMAZING!! I would love to use this in my kinder class and I know my students would really like it! It's just so colorful and all of the choices they can do at the writing center would truly keep them engaged! Love the pictures, thank you for sharing how you setup and for sharing the files on TpT.:)

    Alma
    msg702@cox.net
    Mrs. Solis Teaching Treasures

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  42. This is exactly what I have been looking for! I've never been able to get my writing station just right, but this will definitely do it! Thank you!

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  43. This is Aaamaazing! I am really loving the facebook page. I can't wait to use it with my class. I think it would fit in nicely with our school mandated 6+1 program that we have to use to teach writing.

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  44. Oh, Mel D., you never cease to AMAZE me!! I wish I could get in that creative brain of yours for one day! This writing packet is AWESOME....exactly what I need! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

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  45. this is a wonderful concept that could be used for any grade level. awesome!!!

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  46. What a wonderful creation! I would love to win this. Writing tends to be my weakness. Looking for a way to "BEEF" it up! This is perfection!

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  47. This looks great Mel. Teaching writing is hard work. I would love to have this for my Grade Ones!
    riddzie@mymts.net

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  48. Love it!!! Perfect for my ESL students, thanks so much for sharing great ideas!!!

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  49. I am very interested in this package but before I buy I would like to get your opinion on something! I am having trouble organizing who has worked on each category! Is there a special way you keep up with that? I have a simple writing station now and I find that my students always want to make a book. Thanks in advance!

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  50. Your dedication and commitment to seeing this mammoth writing package completed is a credit to you! Never have I seen anything like this in an Aussie classroom ~ your little class is so lucky to have access to this ... J

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  51. Love this!!!! Would work great in the class for a 1/2 split!

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  52. Mel, I am trying to redo my work on writing center and would love to use this. One thing I struggled with last year was keeping my students' work organized as they finished their writing, and I would like to work on that this next year. I am wondering how you go about this in your own class. I would like to have a system that keeps similar pieces of writing together and as the year progresses they can collect and compare their work like a portfolio.I am having a difficult time coming up with ideas on how to do that with this product. Any suggestions would be great!

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  53. Oh my gosh!! I'm about to snag this up in the TPT sale!!!! :) I bought one yesterday from another seller but didn't love it...I'm bummed I already spent that money but I HAVE to have yours!!!!! Can't wait to set it up :)

    Briana
    Sun, Sand & Second Grade

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  54. I'm a homeschooling, full time working, single momma to two cool lil dudes. I scour pinterest for freebies but I'd love to have your set but the money just isn't there.

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  55. Thanks for providing us this great knowledge, i think i need this. Keep it up.
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