Monday, March 12, 2012

Monster Writing

 Some of my best ideas are not really planned at all, they just kind of come when inspiration strikes.  I will admit that I'm not the best planner- I could be a tad better.  That's what happened today during our visit to story time.  Our school is reading and voting on the California Young Reader books. Our firsties get to go to the library every Monday and hear another one of the nominees read by our librarian.  After they have listened to all of the books, they will get to vote for the book they liked the best.  They love to hear the results to see if our school picked the book that was chosen state-wide.  Today's book was just too cute and the kids L-O-V-E-D it!  It's called I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.

It is loaded with great adjectives, which is something we've been working on a lot in writing.  I thouht it would be really cute to have them make their own monster with construction paper and lots of googly eyes of course and then have them write about it.  I'm imagining all the great things they'll come up with for their monsters.  I made the writing paper for their story and will try to post pics of their crazy creatures when they're done.  Click here to get a copy of the writing page. I really need to find out how to embed the link to the image :(


  1. This is so super cute! :)

    If you want the image to link to the download, after you add the image, click on it (sometimes you have to click twice), then click on the "link" button on the top of the blog post box (sometimes you have to click it twice). Put the link to the download in the box. Save. Hope that helps!

    I'm so glad you're back online and posting!

    Oh My Little Classity Class

  2. Hi, Shelly. I love the book and writing page :)

    I have awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. Come on over to my blog to check it out :)

    Treasures for Teaching

  3. I really love your writing style. Because your writing still conveys the clear message without any planing. To embed link to image is very easy just check out my site you will get lot of link pages. Thanks. Keep doing.

  4. Love this idea and what a fantastic way for kids to help conquer their fears!

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    Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  5. Colorful post:) its very good idea, it makes the children to be innovative/creative:) It increases the concentration also:)

  6. This contest is a good way to get students interested in reading and involved. I am loving your monster design and writing page. This concept is also something which can be followed through to future years with new pages and designs. Good work on keeping reading both involved and interesting.

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  7. I love this idea and your blog Shelly! For older students you might check out the following link for an extension to your activity:

  8. Amazing! The kids will definitely love it as I am loving it too. Its a colorful, creative & innovative idea.