I saved our writing pictures for last because writing is one of my favorite things to teach. Our writing center is an important part of writing workshop. We publish projects once a month, so students need access to “fancy” paper, stencils, and fun scissors. I’ve organized a variety of writing paper by theme in our mailboxes. The buckets on top have writing ideas and story starters. Draft paper, thesauruses, sticky notes, etc. are stored in the tall organizer.
Just like reading, we also have a writing reference board. I made writing genre posters with suggested types of writing projects for each genre. I use these for reference during mini-lessons and students use them for free writing time to get new ideas. We also spend a lot of time working on writing creative beginnings (or leads) for our projects. You can get a free copy of the lead posters from Beth Newingham.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour through our classroom and picked up some tips and new resources along the way. I know I haven’t shared our math items, but that’s because I’m completely redoing how I teach math. More on that to come, promise!
Thanks so much for posting about your writing center. I'm getting ready to revamp this area of my classroom and was going to use some of your ideas. It looks fabulous!
Thanks for the tour. writing is one area where I need to work on. I don't feel like I'm doing all I can to get the best work from my students.
Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher
Love it all! Wish I could just copy and paste it into my classroom!
I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
I am working on my writing area this summer! Thanks for the GREAT ideas!!!! 🙂
I love me a good writing center! Yours looks like so much fun!!! Makes me want to write! Thank you for sharing!
Peace, Love, and First Grade
Like everyone else has said – writing is an area that I am going to revamp – thanks for the great ideas!
I love your blog – thank goodness I saw you on FB! 🙂
Very cool and organized. Thanks for the poster link!
The Science Penguin
Just diving In
Your writing area is Fabulous! I am going to use some of your ideas.
Thank you for sharing.
Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog
I like how you have your writing center organized!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Learning Is Something to Treasure
I *love* your room!! So organized and fabulous! I have some fabulous awards for you! Come check them out HERE!
Rowdy in Room 300
I just started following you and I am AMAZED!!! I have so many wonderful ideas. THANK YOU !!