Saturday, March 23, 2013

Young Authors' Night + freebie

My school hosted a Young Authors' Night last week. Families were invited to come in the evening to their child's classroom to view their best writing. It was my first time participating in this event, so I was scrambling for fun ideas. I decided to use folders and decorate them with these cute pages I made using Scrappin Doodle graphics:
 I made boy and girl versions of each worksheet. The kiddos colored and completed all of the pages, then glued the cover to the front of the folder, the "about the author" page to the back, and slipped the "author dedications" page inside with all of their writing samples. I also stuck their school picture on the bio page and laminated all of the folders. They turned out so cute! 

 As I was looking up ideas for young authors' night on Pinterest, I came across the idea for a journal page with self-editing check boxes and decided to make my own:
 Just click on any of the images above and you can download these pages for FREE from Google Docs!

And I recently posted My Little Book of April Words on my TpT store! Just for fun, the first 3 people who comment will get it for FREE! Just leave your e-mail address in a comment! =)
Just click on the image above to go straight to my TpT store. =)

9 comments:

  1. Nicole,
    I love your idea of a young authors night! Perhaps this is something I can get my building involved with next year!
    Thanks so much for your freebies too!
    Julie
    Betto411@gmail.com

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    1. I wish I could take the credit for YAN, but it's something my school has been doing for awhile, organized by the Title teacher. My other schools never did anything like this before, it's a pretty fun idea.
      And your freebie is sent! =)

      ~ Nicole

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    2. LOVE it Nicole! Thank you so much for sharing it with me! I will put it to good use with my first graders!
      Julie

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  2. Thanks for the freebie! This is perfect for the writing celebration we are planning as we wrap up our current unit!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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  3. I would love a copy. Thanks
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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    1. Just sent it, thanks for the comment!
      ~ Nicole

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  4. I love your self-editing page! What a great idea. :) Thank you for sharing.

    Sugar and Spice

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  5. Thank you for the freebie and linking up to Manic Monday. You have some great ideas. I would love the April words. I am a new follower and fellow first grade teacher.
    swideman123@gmail.com

    Classroom Companion

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