Writing Center/Office Starter Kit & a Giveaway!!

I'm SO excited about this post for two reasons:  I finally made something I've had in the back of my mind for months, *and* I'm hosting a giveaway!!  1261 followers, what??! :)

The first stop on today's post is my new writing center!!  I have seriously been wanting to make one of these for the longest time... well, I finally did it!
I absolutely *love* the way it turned out!!!  I can't wait to introduce writing with it next year!

In the middle I put "I can write" cards and examples for a postcard, poem, recipe, card, list, story, and letter:
Here's a close-up of the left side, where I put some reference sheets for my little ones... topics to write about, what good writers do, and a writing checklist.
The right side has an alphabet chart and some word lists to use as reference, too.
Would you like to make one for your little ones?  I put all the label cards, writing examples, and reference sheets in a writing center starter kit, and you can find it in my TpT shop!  Please let me know what you think! ;)

Now onto the giveaway!!

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of CTP's new black and white designer collection to sample, and give away!  I think the colors and patterns are FAB!!  The border I used above is part of the collection, and so is this cute birthday set:
The giant cupcake!  The banner!  It's just too cute!!  I used coloful magnets to arrange the pieces on my chalkboard.

Have no fear, you can own some of the BW Collection too!

To enter, use this Rafflecopter gadget below!
The giveaway ends on Monday, May 21st.  Good luck!


Unknown said...

LOVING that writing center board!! I'm so going to copy you! Putting it on my wishlist right now!
Rowdy in Room 300

Kelley Dolling said...

Whoop . . . whoop . . . I heart me a good giveaway. Your writing board rocks!

Kelley Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory

Aimee V. said...

Love your writing center!!! Much better idea than the typical "I can" sheet!


Lohren Nolan said...

I love your writing board! So cute

Totally Terrific Teaching Tools

Lohren Nolan

Heidi said...

I love the board. I did something similar to this with a science board when I was doing my student teaching. The kids will love it. :) Oh boy the giveaway is great. I would love to win :)

My (Not So) Elementary Life

Tara said...

I totally love your writing center!!!! Now you have my mind reeling for 4th grade ones:)

4th Grade Frolics

Unknown said...

Very cute writing center board! I love the graphics and how you set it up. The black and white collection is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Swimming into Second

Tara said...

I just got alot of that set in the mail!!! I love it and it goes so well with the B/W theme I already have!!! Love the cupcake and other stuff in the first pic!!! I'll have to look for that too!!

4th Grade Frolics

Lyndsey (A Year of Many Firsts) said...

Oh my word! THIS IS PRECIOUS! So cute. Thanks for sharing.


A Year of Many Firsts

Briawna said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love your writing center! I added it to my wishlist to purchase it over the summer. I can't wait!


kinderpond said...

Love the board!


Darlene said...

I LOVE the writing board. Gotta have it!

Madamsara said...

This is so CUTE! I'm heading to TPT right now! Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing your creations!

megandw said...

Love the writing center board...It could even be portable! Too cute!

ashley said...

I SO need some new ideas for my writing station next year. Thanks!

kimcollatos said...

I love their stuff!!


Karyn said...

I think your new writing center rocks! It's so colorful and will be a useful tool for your students to use! :o)

A is for Apple B is for Blog

Tabetha Lynn said...

Cute board, your stuff always is though! I have been thinking about doing something like this for a long time. I just never got around to it.


Learning With Laughter

Lisa R. said...

I am in love with that writing center!! I put in on my wishlist to buy over the summer. :)

Learning Is Something to Treasure

Dee said...

I love this!


Tiffany said...

Love this. Will definitely be getting this to use next year!



Tiffany Ford said...

Look at you! Gotta have it! I absolutely love this. It's the inspiration I need for next year. Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Your writing center is on my wishlist! Love CTP!!
First Grade Blue SKies

MereMere said...

The writing center looks great! I'm always looking for ideas for my kids. meredith.mitchell@nhcs.net

Lori R said...

I just went to your TPT store and checked out your writing center. It looks great!

Hello Mrs Sykes said...

Your writing center is on my wishlist! I love it!! :)

Hello Mrs Sykes

Marcia said...

Love the black and white! Nice writing center.
Learning in Bliss

Miss Sara said...

First, Love the writing center!!! it's amazing!!
Second, what a great giveaway!

Miss Elementary

Runde's Room said...

Oh my goodness - your writing center is soooooo cute!!!

Runde's Room

Markeeta said...

Love your writing center. I am making one this summer now! Thanks for the idea!



Halle said...

Love your writing center board!! Added it to my wishlist!


aware said...

I love your new writing center! I really need to do something like it. Great job!

katieneu said...

Your blog is too cute!! I love your writing center!! So creative and fun!!


Andrea Brown - Cheers To School said...

Love the writing center! Going to check it out now!

Cheers To School

Unknown said...

LOVE!! Those boards are awesome for lots of things and they make our district rule for only 20% covered walls easier to maintain.


Unknown said...

LOVE!! Those boards are awesome for lots of things and they make our district rule for only 20% covered walls easier to maintain.


Kate said...

LOVE Creative Teaching Press!


Rachel Seymour said...

LOVE this! What a great idea! :)


mandy said...

The writing center is adorable! I think I really need it!


Yukari said...

That writing center is so cute! Might grab it when I get my own classroom :)

kara.treadwell said...

Love this idea! I especially love that you have examples clearly shown for each example of writing and it is just the right amount of color and spice to it. great job!

Treadwell's Math Adventures

Anonymous said...

Super cute! Had something similar on my wall this year, but thinking of scaling down since I'm losing space next year when I move! Awesome!

Carried Away in Kindergarten

Unknown said...

I love the writing center. I will def. be buying it for next year. So much to do over the summer!


Joey said...

Really cute! I would love to set up my writing center (already have the board for it) with more specific prompts and types of writing on it.

Melissa said...

Heading to TPT next to put your writing center in my shopping cart!

Melissa said...

Heading to TPT next to put your writing center in my shopping cart!

Mrs. Brown said...

It looks perfect! I might just have to start thinking about this for next year!


Jenn Bates said...

Making one of these has been on my list, too! Thanks for doing the work for me, its on my wishlist!
Finally in First

sarah said...

That board is awesome!

Jen R said...

your stuff is always so cute! :)

♥ Jen
The Teacher's Cauldron

Laura said...

Okay, I think it's obvious! We all LOVE your writing center! Great job, Teri!
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Loving the board!!! So adorable and useful!!

Jessica Stanford

gatorgirl said...

Love the writing center board!!!

Kandice said...

So so cute! I'm totally making one!

Steph said...

Love the writing board!!

Lisa said...

LOVE it! Very cute!

twilliams said...

Totally love the writing center!! I have been wanting to make one for years, just never got around to it! Now I don't have to, you did it for me!! Thanks! It looks great!


2nd Grade Pig Pen

Nikki Sabiston said...

So cute! I think I am inspired to spruce up my writing center!

Angie said...

Lovin' the writing center! I like the recipe idea on there! adding it to my wishlist for when I start REALLY thinking about next year!! :)

Oh-and I love the new CTP stuff! =) Lucky you to sample it!

Rulin' the Roost

Eileen Griffin said...

I LOVE this writing center. It's on my wish list! Darn CTP,but those accents are so dang cute. I am DYING!!!

Courtney @ Missthirdgrade.com said...

This is great. I wish I had a WHOLE table just for writing! I can wish I guess!!

EMpowered said...

Ooooh lovin' this!!


Jennifer said...

I love your new writing center! It is so cute!!

The First Grade Dream

Delighted said...

Totally love it!


Unknown said...

The Writing Office is Fabulous! Can't wait to work on one myself.
Love you blog and your creativity.

Unknown said...

Love the writing center!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

~Jamie said...

Thank you for the great idea for writing center!! I will definitely be using this!

Sandra said...

I love all of the examples on your writing center!
Sweet Times in First

Mrs. Waldrop said...

Fantastic idea and cool layout! Going to try with my kids next year!

MikesMom said...

The writing center is fantastic! And love the black and white theme too. Thanks for sharing!

danae said...

Both of these units look amazing.

Jen said...

I adore your writing board! I love that it can be moved around easily if needed!

Lauren said...

I love that!! The graphics you use are adorable!

Lauren C


Suzzanne said...

I love it. I have it on my wish list at TPT!

Suzzanne Horton

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

I love your blog and that is why I'm passing on the One Lovely Blog Award to you!!


Jessica Stanford
Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
My TpT Store

Tania said...

I love all the colors

Delaney White said...

LOVE the writing center stuff...putting that on my wish list! :)

Sara said...

I LOVE your writing center and I can't wait to use it with my class:)! Your stuff is so creative and absolutely inspirational!


Jay Pea said...

Love the writing board! You are just tooooo creative!

Brianne said...

I love all your ideas!!! I use them all the time in my classroom...Thank you for making my classroom so much better!!!

Busy Bees said...

Love the writing center. I just bought the CTP stuff this week for next year!! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!!

Unknown said...

This is a great addition to your classroom. I have a back writing bulletin board where I have been wanting to do something similar like this for my 4th graders.

Along My Path said...

I like the writing center board. Very handy for students to use when you are working with other students.

Darleen Chautin said...

I LOVE, LOVE the new writing center! I am definitely making one for next school year!
Third Grade Love

Shelley L. MacKenzie said...

The writing center board looks fantastic! I might try one for my class next year, only modify it for a grade 3 class...

Ann said...

I'm already a follower. Totally cute writing center!
The Caffeinated Classroom

♥ Owl in a Vowel Tree ♥ said...

Your writing center is too, too cute!! :)


Jennifer Jenkins Vukosic said...

I'm already a follower :)
I absolutely love the writing center...it's in my wishlist!

Jen said...

Totally cool! Can't wait to use it!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love the new writing center!

Miss Evans said...

What a wonderful writing resource for kids. I'm looking to improve my writing as well and this would be something that could be a great start. Thank you!

Tammy said...

I LOVE this!!!!!!!!! I am going to work on this when school gets out. Thanks!!!!!

Anne Marie said...

I just wanted to pop in to say THANK YOU for the Writing Center materials! I posted my version in my blog post and linked back to both your blog and the website to purchase the download. I absolutely love it! I reduced your version to fit on a trifold display I made from 2 hanging file folders.

Alison Brannack said...

Love this idea! My students do stations on a daily basis, and I'd love to use this as a finished early station!

Wolfelicious said...

I love, love, love this!! Pick me please!


Unknown said...

I love your new writing board. I love it to death. I will use it in my first grade class as well next year also this summer if I get it.
Heather Rockwood

Unknown said...

This writing board is amazing. I am currently a pre-service teacher, and I'm loving all of your ideas. Cannot wait to put them into action next year. I am trying to put as many resources together as I can :) Thank you!

Rachel said...

Love your writing center! So cute and bright and colorful!

Mrs. Carly Green said...

This looks great!what a great idea.

Mrs. Carly Green said...

This looks great!what a great idea.

melanie322 said...

I love your blog!


anakasato said...

Cute, cute, cute!


Amy C said...

I love your stuff! So, so cute!


healthyhappyalways said...

Love the writing center!!! So cute!!

Heather said...

I love the colors and have put it on my TpT Wishlist!

Swinging Through Second Grade

Mrs. Hodson said...

Lovin' the writing center!

KWintuska said...

Awesome job on the writing center! I love how the information is presented and it's adorable. So much better than the traditional 'I Can' sheets :)


Lorena said...

I love it!

Little Treasures

Linda said...

Love it! I want to make one for me!

Allie @ The Gypsy Teacher said...

LOVE the writing center! I want to create one for my classroom! What a great resource for your kiddos and it's ADORABLE!! Thanks for the giveaway!


Patty Rutenbar said...

Do you really want to read all of these comments? You'll never get your work done, if you do! Ha ha!
Your writing center is so organized.

Second In Line


Lindsey said...

Awesome writing center! What a great idea!


Elizabeth Polston said...

Great idea for a writing board!

Keys4Education said...

Your writing board is fabulous! Love the idea! :o)

jennkeys @ gmail . com

stive martin said...

Wonderful and sweet pictures collection you have shared in this blog post. This type of nice post always make me happy.

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Unknown said...

Found this on Pinterest and LOVE IT! My 6 year old struggles with writing so this will be excellent for him!

Keith said...

Cool blog

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