March 24, 2013

The Push to Break and Manic Monday FREEBIE

This is the big week, the push to the finish… yes, Easter break is in sight! And the best part of it: I do not have to deal with April Fools’ Day since it is during break! YIPPEE!  I DO HAVE to deal with off-year writing proficiency testing this coming Tuesday and Wednesday with my fifth graders, just what one wants to do during the last few days prior to a vacation. Ah well, we will make the best of it!


Here’s something that I will have the fifth graders do as they complete the sections on the writing test- Easter Take Three. It’s a great brainstorming activity and will serve as pre-writing for some Easter poems we will compose on Thursday. I posted a similar activity last month for St. Patrick’s Day; the kiddos enjoyed it, and I heard from several of you that you used it with your classes with success! This Take Three has a bit of a religious flavor to it (I teach at a Catholic School) so I am offering this in Word format. That way anyone who is interested in the Easter Take Three can snag it, then edit it to remove the religious material. You can download it HERE, or by clicking on the link below the picture.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Happy Easter!
Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. Thanks for this great brainstorming activity!

  2. Thanks for sharing! You're right, this is a great idea for prewriting.

    Literacy Spark


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