Friday, February 27, 2015

Winter Writing Idea and Freebie!

Hello There!

Today is day 8 of snow days for me! It is so crazy that I have only taught 2 days in the last 2 weeks. Even crazier is that we have not gotten that much snow!!

My neighborhood with a dusting! 

I live in the Raleigh area and since we don't generally get a lot of snow, the city is just not equipped to deal with it. That being said, our county will cancel school whenever it is possibly unsafe for buses to transport students to school. So now I am wondering how we will ever make up those days? Oh well...

I wanted to share a fun writing idea that is "snow much fun"!

For several years, I have done "bleach stories" with my kids. They EAT IT UP!!

Now you might be thinking...bleach..isn't that asking for trouble? I give my kids the talk...you know the one: I know I can trust you because you are such mature 1st graders and I know you will not spill this bleach water or get it in your eyes... isn't it awesome how you can just see them sit up straighter like yeah I am so awesome! :)




So on this snow day my sweet kindergartner and I were looking for a fun project. I pulled out the bleach, mixed about a half cup with a half cup of water and we went to town "bleaching" our paper! We used Q-tips as our brushes and as we worked we brainstormed ideas for our stories.




You won't need much bleach, a teaspoon or 2 per child



While we were letting our papers dry, we wrote our winter story. Then we went back to our picture to color details in our winter scene before gluing it onto our writing paper.



Finally, we were done... I thought! Ella had other ideas, she started making bleach picture headbands for her and her friends...such a cutie!


 

If you like this idea you can download this writing paper {HERE

You will just need to cut some blue paper 5x7 and you are ready to go! 

I hope you and your students have SNOW MUCH FUN!

Thanks for stopping by and reading! I hope you will take a moment to leave a comment below :)

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome activity!! I so want to try it! It turned out really cute! And WOW that is a lot of snow days!

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