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Showing posts with label evidence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label evidence. Show all posts

Look Out for the Dreaded Desk Monster!

I've never actually seen a desk monster. I don't think they're dangerous at all, but they are pests! And they're tricky, because they hide during the school day, but come out and wreak havoc when no one is around. 

Here's my evidence of their existence:


Look Out for the Dreaded Desk Monster! Here's a different approach to encourage children to keep their desks clean.
1. They've been known to eat important papers.

2. They leave footprints on the desks of students in the form of dirt, pencil markings and crayon markings.

3. If there's a bad infestation, they make nests out of children's papers by crumbling them up at the back of their desks. 

Luckily, I've found a few things that can help keep these guys at bay:

  • Don't keep any stray papers in your desk. Keep any important papers in a folder.  Desk monsters can't open folders.
  • Keep food away from desks. If you spill a little snack, clean up the crumbs right away.
  • Keep all the books and materials in your desk in a neat and orderly manner.

That's it!  If you follow these three simple rules, the desk monsters won't be able to make nests, and will move onto another classroom. (Maybe your brother's classroom!)



Look Out for the Dreaded Desk Monster! Here's a different approach to encourage children to keep their desks clean.

Opinion Writing Organization


 Kids have opinions, and they're actually pretty good at sharing these opinions, giving reasons for their opinions, and sometimes even getting their way! 
Opinion Writing Organization: Kids have plenty of opinions! This blog post suggests a few ways to help children share their opinions with evidence. Plus, it has an organizational freebie!

They need help getting these opinions written down in an organized manner. I have this freebie to help them out with this!


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Opinion-Writing-Planning-Sheet-and-Examples-3918356?utm_source=63b&utm_campaign=Opinion%20Writing%20freebie

I made up this graphic organizer, along with a couple of samples.  There are a million topics they can use to share their opinions, such as "favorite color, brothers: good or bad, favorite after school activity, to name a few. See this freebie here: Opinion Writing Organization

I always believe that children need to talk before they write, so I'd share my samples, and enhance each time to make the story more interesting.

Quite often, before they even start to organize their story, I have them practice orally with each other what they'll be writing. It truly does help the writing flow more smoothly!


Opinion Writing Organization: Kids have plenty of opinions! This blog post suggests a few ways to help children share their opinions with evidence. Plus, it has an organizational freebie!

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