Sunday, June 17, 2012

Writing With Pete Is More Fun!

I must confess. I had kids begging me for "Pete paper" for writing all year and I never created it in an organized fashion. I think Makda makes the cutest Pete writing at his desk and I just realized I could create monthly writing samples that teachers could keep under clothespins and add on to until the end of the year. I use to do this but in my room I had limited wall space and gave this up. Don't make the same mistake. Administrators love to come in and look at these throughout the year and see the progress individual kids have made. In kindergarten the changes can be enormous and the kids get a kick out of seeing their own growth. On each page is the name of the month (slamming in that calendar work), a frame for drawing in (we now know how crucial this piece is to the writing process),  a primary line for their writing, and a space for their name. I love seeing how their signature matures over the year. Pete is just the "theme" I used to motivate young writing to keep on trying. I have a seasonal icon on each page too but nothing that is related to religious holidays. On the final page is a writing award to give each student in your class to celebrate their hard work. I will post this in my store today. I hope this is something you can use in the fall!


S. Simpson said...

Woo Hoo! I can't wait to use these in my class. They came out perfect!!
✰ Stacy

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J Tilton said...

Oh, this is so perfect! I will be grabbing a copy later! You are very creative. I like your idea to stack the writing samples in a display. How smart-you can really display their growth!

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

These are great!!


Beadboard said...

fran... this is really cute! I loved your name assessments where they draw a portrait of themselves and cut, assemble & glue letters of their this for purchase or is it nt possible due to the personaization? I'd LOVE to purchase this & get the ability to make these for mykiddos. Thanks for your consideration, Fran!

Fran Kramer said...

The name stuff is in my first Meet Pete the Cat packet. You have to write in the letters in a scrambled order for each child. I do it to reflect their self portraits from month to month. You can buy it on TpT or Teacher's Notebook.

Heather's Heart said...

I love this Fran. It looks like I can use it with my Firsties too (except for the certificate).

You are awesome!

I know you won't be in the classroom but I just posted a ton of *freebies*...I hope you can find something that you might be able to share with other teachers. =)

My kiddos adore the Human Timeline. =)

Heather's Heart