Saturday, June 30, 2012

Blog Swap and Hop! {Freebies!}

Happy Saturday everyone!!  Today is the Top Teachers' Blog Swap and Hop!  Below is a post from my awesome guest blogger, Lori!  When you're done reading her post, be sure to hop on over to Apples and ABC's where *I'm* guest blogging!! I have a great FREEBIE there with your name on it!!! ;)
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I am so excited to be posting over here at Teri's blog! We are participating in the Top Teachers' Blog Swap and Hop. What a great opportunity to find new blogs to follow and to get some great ideas and activities for the new school year.

First, I'd like to introduce myself in case you don't know me. My name is Lori and I am the author of Teaching With Love and Laughter. I am getting ready to enter my 18th year of teaching. And, I still love it! I teach kindergarten, first grade, and second grade writing, science, and social studies. This is me:


And, this is my blog: 


My post today is going to be about a back to school activity. Back in April, I posted about an activity I liked to do called Words that Describe Me. You can find that post here. After reading some of the comments posted, I came to the conclusion that I would like to do this activity during the first week or two of school. Now, what exactly is the activity that I am referring to? Glad you asked! First, I will discuss with my students what an adjective is, and they will make a list of words to describe themselves. Then, they will choose their favorite adjectives and write each one on a separate label. Students will then draw a large portrait of themselves on long white paper. Finally, they will cut out the labels and glue them onto the long white paper. Once the children have completed their portraits and labels, they can use the describing words to write an essay about themselves on the All About Me Stationary. You can find everything you will need to complete this activity by clicking on the image below.


I included a picture of this activity that one of my first graders did in April. Of course, the labels are cuter now and I added in the stationary. Children LOVE to write about themselves, and this activity should give them a good start. Younger students may feel more comfortable already having some of the labels filled in. They just need to add the adjectives in the boxes. The remaining boxes can be used for their own adjectives.

I hope you enjoyed my post and find the activity meaningful and useful. If you are not yet a follower of my blog, I am formally inviting you to come over to my place and make yourself at home. Thanks so much for being with me here today. Enjoy the rest of your blog hopping adventure!

Thanks for having me Teri!




33 love notes:

Jennifer Tilton said...

I love this activity and I know your students did/will too!
Jennifer
kindertrips

Heather's Heart said...

What a fun activity! Thank you for sharing!

It was fun seeing you over here Lori.


Heather
Heather's Heart

Michelle Rist said...

Very cute! Thank you!

Patti Wilson said...

My kiddos will have fun with this!
Thanks for sharing!

Newest follower...come explore my blog :)

Patti

On The Road To Success

applesandabcs said...

I love seeing you on my blog! Thanks so much for the post! :)

Michelle
Apples and ABC's

Lori Rosenberg said...

Thanks so much, everyone! I am happy to be here to share this activity. Have fun blog hopping!

Ѽ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Sarah said...

How fun! We did this activity during our adjectives study, but what a good idea to use it as a beginning of the year project. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the great activity! Can't wait to do this with my students this fall!

Delighted in Second

Lisa R. said...

I can't wait to do this activity for back to school/Open House! Thanks Lori!! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Lori said...

I love back to school activities! What fun! Thanks for sharing this one!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

Grade School Giggles said...

You are sooo right! Kids do love to tell about themselves. Thanks for sharing a great resource.

✿April✿
Grade School Giggles

Holly said...

Love it - thanks so much for sharing...always good to know what you're going to do when you go back to school...ca ching!

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Lori Rosenberg said...

Thanks, everyone! I hope your students enjoy writing about themselves!

Ѽ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Tania said...

Thanks for the freebies! They are awesome :)
Tania
My Second Sense

Kristin Young said...

Hey Lori! Thanks for guest posting because now I can follow your blog! :) And if you'll come follow me {and leave a comment} you can automatically be entered in my giveaway! Teri, I know you already follow so just comment and you're in! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Lori Rosenberg said...

Hello, Kristin! I am glad you found me. I already follow your amazing blog and already entered your giveaway. Thanks for giving me a heads up, though!

Ѽ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

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Lory Robinson said...

I love this activity! Perfect for the first few weeks of school. :)
Lory
Fun for First

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