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Winter Writing

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Springfield, IL 62711

Did you remember to write every day? I went back to school today, but I am still writing tonight. I hope you did a lot of writing during break. Bring your winter writing book to school tomorrow.

Happy New Year!

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Many people make resolutions to do something at the beginning of a new year. A resolution is a promise to do something or a goal to improve something. Did you make any resolutions this year? At school, we will be setting goals for reading, math and behavior soon.


Tonight I wrote about one of my favorite authors. Do you have a favorite author or a favorite book? You might want to write about it.


Here is some writing about my new bird feeder and its visitor.

Pumpkin pie is my favorite!

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Today I wrote an I Like poem. I used a frame to write a poem about pie.

Here is a link to the poem I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown. You need to scroll down to find the poem. lhttp://www.hubbardscupboard.org/i_like_bugs_.html

I found this poem frame to help write a poem about animals. You might want to give it a try. http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/ilikeanimals.htm


I finished the puzzle! Can you find the buildings behind me in the puzzle?


I am on the left in front of the buildings that are in the puzzle. I was at Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen, Denmark. The puzzle is partly completed on the right. There are lots of pieces left to add at the top!

I wrote about a puzzle that I am putting together. This puzzle reminds me of a past vacation.

Today I wanted to write a new poem. I used http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm to find some new poem frames. All the poems are listed on the left side. Click on one. I tried the Itsy Bitsy Spider poem. Maybe you can try one too!


These are my Christmas cards this year.

I was wondering how the tradition of sending holiday cards started. I did a little Internet research and this is what I learned.


Click on the answers to check your work. No peeking!

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Merry Christmas!

I wrote some winter math riddles for you. You can use repeated addition sentences to solve them. You can write some winter math riddles in your winter writing book too.


Dice images from http://www.clker.com

Today I wrote a number poem about the number 24. First I did a mini brainstorm in the corner. Then I wrote my number poem and created a picture in ComicLife.


Here are my Cherry Wink Cookies.

Today I wrote about baking cookies. I found the recipe at http://sparrowtree-janice.blogspot.com/2011/12/wheaties-cherry-winks.html


If you click on the picture, you can see it bigger.

Today I wrote about making toffee. You could write about making something. I added some pictures at the bottom. Keep writing!

You can find the recipe at http://makelifedelicious.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/saltinetoffee.pdf

Today I did a little research and then wrote some facts about reindeer. I found most of my facts at http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/caribou/. Look here for more facts, pictures and a mini movie.

Here is another acrostic poem.

Today I wrote an acrostic poem. The topic is going down the side. Add words, phrases or sentences that start with each letter on each line. I also made a mini web to help brainstorm ideas and wrote a bit more about pencils to fill up my page.

This webpage http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/ can help you to write an acrostic poem. It will even give you hints of words starting with each letter! Give it a try.

Today I wrote about the Good Behavior Sing Along. You might want to write about a holiday memory.

The gloomy weather actually turned into some snow surprising us after the Sing Along Good Behavior assembly! You can write about the weather in your winter notebook.

Here is the cover of my winter writing book.