Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Fall Freebie Blog Hop! Jump On In!
I am so excited to be part of another blog hop - this time, it's for "freebies" every Friday!  They may not necessarily be fall ones, but I am excited to share some of my new things I've created for the classroom and get your feedback!  My class this year goes from low to high, so I've been trying to find that happy medium, so to speak.

This Friday's freebie is a writing prompt/craftivity about Fall. 

I was inspired by a Pinterest picture (of course) using "q-tip" painting of Fall trees.  I am not the biggest fan of paint and the mess it makes, but thought the q-tips might change my mind (and it did!).  I only had one student who seemed to get it all over him, but as for the rest, the desks, clothes, etc. stayed clean!  Woo hoo! :)
 Fall trees made with q-tip painting.
 Well, I paired up the activity with a writing prompt (with a 4 square type plan), so here is our version!  (I had the kiddos plan and write BEFORE we painted to help keep them motivated!)

 I feel that sometimes, we just don't get enough time to just enjoy creating and writing (we tend to get bogged down in grammar lessons, etc), so I have now planned every Friday a "Fun Friday" for Writing, where we'll do a craft and writing activity.

So, what does your freebie include?
*notes on "q-tip" painting and how we did it
*4-square planner
*faint tree outline so students can "organize" their tree

Click on the picture below to download your freebie!  Be sure to visit the next stop on the hop at
Teaching with Hope


Kelly Pulham said...

Love this, thanks! I think I'll use it Monday.

C Hath said...

I love this idea!! My kids have been writing something every two weeks, but having an art idea like this to go with it is awesome! I am inspired for our next writing piece after Fall break!! Thank you!!

Mrs. 3rd Grade
Mrs. 3rd Grade 

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