Friday, April 11, 2014

This Is the Way We Write the Room (Three Write the Room FREEBIES)

It's really not my intent to be a once a week blogger.  But it's that time of year at school when all systems are go and in a blink, Monday becomes Friday.  It's also a great time of the year to mix things up a little bit for young learners.
We haven't "wrote the room" in a while, so I put together a telling time write the room activity for math early in the week.  We were wrapping up our work with time to the half hour and this activity went over really well.  My firsties thought it was fun and I thought it was a wonderful assessment tool (every o'clock and thirty time was somewhere in the room).
If you are interested in using this activity with your class, click on one of the pictures for a FREE copy.

Since our time write the room activity was such a hit, I was really excited to pull out a nonstandard measurement write the room activity I used last year with (one of my favorite books) Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy.
I love to kick off my unit on measurement with Measuring Penny.  It is a great introduction to measurement since it covers many types.  Every year my students really love this book, with this year's group being no exception.
I used Measuring Penny as an inspiration for a  write the room activity where students use dog bone rulers to measure different Penny related pictures.  You can also use the picture cards with other measuring units, like cubes, paper clips, and even rulers.
For a FREE copy of this activity, click on one of the pictures below.

We also used write the room for a review of r-controlled vowels.  I printed various ar, or, er, ir, and ur word cards and placed them around the room.  With clip boards in hand, students sorted the words on their recording sheets.  I actually used it for morning work one morning, since we ran out of time to do it the day before.  It was a great way to start the day and awesome practice.
As a side note, any of these activities could work as a center as well.  Just don't post the cards around the room.
For a FREE copy of this write the room activity, click on one of the pictures.

Yes, I might have went a little overboard on writing the room this week.  But once I got going, it was hard to stop.  It's a fabulous way to get students moving and can be used with any subject.  It's my goal to use this format once a week for something.  If I come up with anything of interest, I'll be sure to share.  So . . .  check back :).


  1. That's it...must ask librarian to get Measuring Penny! Your activity is too great to pass up for lack of the book! Thank you for sharing. (And no need to apologize about your posting schedule...I am happy to read whenever it is!)

  2. Hi! I'm ashamed to say this, but I've yet to do any write-the-room activities with my kiddos! These look wonderful! Happy weekend!

  3. My class loves to walk around completing task cards, sorting words, solving math problems - they just love walking around with clipboards! Thanks for the amazing freebies!!

  4. All such awesome activities! Thank you for sharing. Yours is one of my favourite blogs!!

  5. These activities are great! Thank you for sharing!!! Love reading your blog!

  6. These are great! We are currently working on measurement, and I have the book. Your activity will be a fun addition to our unit! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Great post filled with great activities I can definitely use after spring break! My kiddos need a review of time and we are getting ready to start measurement. Don't feel bad about blogging once a week. That's all I seem to have the time or energy for. Enjoy your weekend!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  8. I love your Time After Time Write the Room! My first graders will LOVE this! Can't wait to use it!

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  9. Thank you for sharing your great products! I can't wait to use them in centers!

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  11. I am unable to download these. Any chance you can email them to me please?

  12. Thank you so much for sharing these. I can't wait to use them with my first graders this year! What a fabulous set!