Thursday, November 8, 2012

Voting All Around

Hello all,
My vote is in and I can tell you it has been a fun week teaching little ones about all of the politics and election pieces going on around our nation. I started the week out reading the story called " Vote for Me" which the students loved! From there it was really easy to transition into real world elections and voting. Character descriptions were the writing focus for the week and I decided to have the students describe their perfect presidents.  Some of their pieces were so adorable! Here are some of the samples from lesson:

What I LOVED about this unit (besides the future voter button) was the differentiated writing pages. If my class is like anyone elses, I have some really high, average and low writers and these pages helped my students to feel successful no matter what their level was.  This unit also includes Long A Sorts, Recording Sheets, ABC Order Sort and writing pages!
If you would like to grab this unit for free just click here to download it!
Another very exciting thing that took place this week was the announcement that I was VOTED Rookie Teacher of the Year for my school. Honestly I was blown away and so humbled because we have so my amazing first year teachers. So thank you fellow colleagues!
Here are some fun things that I was showered with:

Enjoy the rest of your week and keep a look out for the Thanksgiving Unit that is up and coming!


  1. Way to go on getting Rookie of the are already amazing to me for having a blog and being a first year teacher!!! =)

    I love your Future Voter buttons. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

    1. Thank you so much for the feed back! Headed over now to check out your blog!!! Enjoy your week!