Sunday, June 2, 2013

ABC Writing Journal Giveaway

I am very excited to say that I have finally finished my first creation for TPT - an ABC Writing Journal.  This is something that I wanted to make for my own classroom, but I thought some of you all might like it, too.

Here are some samples from the packet that show types of pages for EACH letter.  All pages are available in D'Nealian and Zaner Bloser options.

 


I am using Rafflecopter to give away my ABC Writing Journal to three lucky winners!

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Please leave a comment and let me know how you would use this in your classroom.  Thanks!


94 comments:

  1. For some reason I can't see a preview BUT I teach kindergarten and love to expose my kids to lots of different writing experiences. Crossing my fingers!
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  2. Thanks, Sara. I checked the settings. Please try again and let me know if they open now. :)

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  3. i would use the tracers at the beginning of the year for beginning pencil practice. I would use others later in the year for independent practice.

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  4. Super cute! Perfect for the beginning of the school year. OH my gosh, it's my last day with my kinders and I'm already thinking about the new crew coming in August. It never ends... :)
    Julie
    Primary Pointe

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    1. Julie - You are so right - the constant spinning never ends. Enjoy your summer! :)
      Amy

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    2. Cute blog! I teach Kindergarten and I work on handwriting all year long. I would love to use this as a whole group activity as well as put a copy in my writing center.(using sheet protectors) Thanks! :)

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    3. I use Write 'N Wipe sleeves as well and LOVE them. :)

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  5. PS I love the banner you have at the end of each of your blog posts. SO cute!

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  6. Handwriting practice and writing are challenging skills for my kinders, many of whom come to school never having held a pencil. Very versatile packet!

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    1. I agree - so many levels when they walk through our doors! :)

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  7. I teach Kinder and would use it for writing prompts at the beginning of the year!

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  8. This looks SUPER cute! Great writing practice for the beginning of the year!

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  9. Nice! It would be something I can use throughout the school year.

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    1. I plan to leave it at my Writing Station throughout the year. :)

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  10. I do something similar with the kids bringing in or drawing a picture of an item that begins with the letter. THis would be a great adaptation!

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    1. Glad you will be able to use it with something you already do in your classroom! :)

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  11. As a new graduate, this ABC Writing Journal would help my students! :) Thank you.

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  12. I've been teaching for 34 years and am always looking for new ways to practice. I really like you r journals and would love to use them with my K's. Susan Cordle Kindersue@aol.com

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    1. Thank you! This will be my 20th year teaching. Seems like yesterday I was just starting...

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  13. This looks great thanks for the give-away!

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  14. I do an Alphabet dictionary - but I would GLADLY do this instead
    Kris Carbone
    Mrs. Carbone's Gingergarten

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  15. I teach kindergarten and want to start the year with handwriting. It bothers me that we seem to have taken it out of the day. (at least in my district)

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    1. I agree - one of the most important things we can teach our students is good handwriting! :)

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  16. I teach 1st grade and would use this for my students to practice their handwriting skills and for morning work:)

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    1. Glad that first grade can use this, too! :)

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  17. I love this . I would use it to practice handwriting skills.

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  18. Looks cute! This would be a great addition to our letter routine!

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  19. i would use it in the work on writing station of daily five. would go perfect was we introduce the letters. provides extra practice. :)
    mrs.amanda.sanders@gmail.com

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  20. I would make a copy for each student, bind it, and put it in the writing center for them to use during stations.

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    1. I teach kindergarten and pre k. dbowe@sanjonschools.com

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    2. I am considering binding it as well to show progression throughout the year. :)

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  21. Love this ABC book! I love that there are so many options! I taught Kinder for 6 years and am now moving to first! It would be an awesome review for the beginning of the year to help work on perfecting their handwriting! Thanks for creating such a great product!

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    1. So glad 1st graders will be able to use it, too. :)

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  22. Great reinforcement for teaching handwriting and letters. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Andrea
    aaparsons@hotmail.com

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for entering. :)

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  23. Great product! I am a "stickler" for handwriting! I will use this right away! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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    1. I am a "stickler" also. I think handwriting is SO important yet pushed to the back of the pile most of the time.

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  24. I teach kinders and think this would be great for our classroom, both to work on letters and do some creative writing and drawing. Thanks! marti

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    1. I love watching "K" students create their own stories - don't you? :)

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  25. These would make great morning work for my kindergartners!

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    1. Glad you can use them. :) Thanks for entering.

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  26. I teach Kindergarten and this would be perfect for my "Letter Expert" writing stations. I love the different formats for each letter! Thank you for sharing!

    Jennifer
    lofgrenj@vail.k12.az.us

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    1. I love the name of your Writing Station - how clever! :)

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  27. I teach Kinder also. My kids would have a blast with this!

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  28. This would be an awesome tool for helping my Kinders learn to write their letters and gain the concept of writing words. Thank you for sharing!

    Deldreqka Scott
    deldreqka.scott@gmail.com

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  29. I would use it to help improve students writing ability. This will help with the ones who are having a little bit more trouble with writing.

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  30. My daughter would love this for kinder this fall!

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    1. My daughter will be a kinder this fall. (Sniff...sniff...) :)

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  31. I teach first grade and this would be a great review for the beginning of the year! We could also fill the box with words that begin with that letter and then it would be a reference for the kiddos for the rest of the year ~
    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  32. Love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas on your blog!

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    1. You are most welcome! Thanks for entering. :)

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  33. I would use this starting in December to review the letters we have already learned, and to introduce the letters we have not learned yet. I know my Kindergarteners would feel like a big kid using a big kid writing journal!

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  34. I teach Kindergarten and I love it! Your blog is so cute. This writing journal would be a great addition to our curriculum this upcoming year. We decided to not get our writing books this year to save money at $10.99 a piece for 80 students we decided to print out worksheets for writing. This would be perfect because I could still put it in a folder and keep it all together. Thanks for a great product!

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    1. Thanks for the compliments. :) Our school did the same to save $ so I created my own.

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  35. I teach kindergarten and wish I taught next door to you. This packet would he so versatile. I could it as a small group journal or take pages that need reviewing and put those in a packet.
    THYordan@aol.com

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Terry. :) Great ideas.

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  36. I teach in a kindergarten through fourth grade classroom, but my primary responsibility is k-1. These journals would be great for review with my first graders, and would be great introduction/practice for my kindergarteners!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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    1. Great ideas! Wow - that's a lot of planning for all those grade levels.

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  37. I teach kindergarten. I plan on using the journal for my alphabet writing time! This is so cute and I love DJ inkers! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    Carrie

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    1. You are welcome. Cross your fingers. :)

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  38. i teach kindergarten. i would use it as morning work to review the letters that we have already covered.

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  39. I teach kindergarten and I would use the abc journal for students to record their "personal" words, words that are important to them that they use often. My students would use these journal during writers workshop and journal writing times.

    Brooke
    brookeab79@gmail.com

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  40. I teach Kindergarten. This is a great way to teach the students how to use the dictionary. First I would model how to use it with a picture dictionary, then as they progress through the year, the students can do it independently.

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  41. I am so happy I found your blog! What a great resource to have for the classroom. I really like every comment I have read! I agree with EVERYONE! Thanks for creating such a great product for the kiddos! Amber ~ Kindergarten Rocks Blog

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  42. I teach Kindergarten. I would love to have this as a work station next year in the beginning of the year!

    Jennifer
    Teaching with Grace
    penniesforluck@gmail.com

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  43. This would be great at a works station!

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  45. So excited to be following your blog! Love your abc journal....what a great way to have my kinders practice letters and handwriting!

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. J. Stay tuned for freebies throughout the summer. :)

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. Egley. Stay tuned for more giveaways and freebies throughout the summer.

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