If I can guess, your student writing center is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but, with just a few easy tweaks, you can make your student writing center your student’s favorite spot in the room during December! This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Influencer, I may earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you.
December Student Writing Center Refresh
Add Paper: List Writing Paper
Tis the season for making lists! I love teaching list writing! Lists are so super handy, aren’t they? I would be lost without my bullet journal, which really is just one big list right? With Christmas coming, why not add some list writing paper (Amazon affiliate link) to your student writing center for those endless Christmas Lists?
Students love the novelty of different sizes and shapes of paper. Don’t want to purchase list paper? Just cut some printer paper in half or thirds. Show your students how to use the paper (purchased, printed or homemade) before letting them use it of course. Need some ideas for other lists your students could write? There is a freebie in my Free Resource Library when you sign up for my teacher newsletter!
Add Novelty to Your Student Writing Center: Magazines
Tis the season for shopping! Add magazines and or newspaper fliers from stores (think Wal-Mart and Target. Students can peruse these materials for Christmas list ideas. Your students could also make visual Christmas lists by cutting out items to glue onto their list paper. Every year I would send out an e-mail requesting catalogs, magazines, and newspaper fliers. Most parents are happy to donate these items to your classroom.
Before you add these things to your writing center take a moment to look through them for anything that might be “inappropriate” for your writing center (think bra and underwear ads). This might be a fun time to add some fun scissors (Amazon affiliate link. As an Amazon Influencer, I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you.) to your writing center as well!
Add Novelty: Recipe Cards
Tis the season for sharing recipes! Do a short mini-lesson on writing a recipe (if you have time of course), then add recipe cards (Amazon affiliate link) to your writing center! Your students will LOVE these!
Fun Idea: Print a set of recipe cards onto card stock. Have students fill in the “From the kitchen of..” with the name of a loved one, then color or decorate the cards. Give the set as a Christmas gift to someone they know loves to cook!
Add Fun to Your Student Writing Center: Friendly Letter Writing
Tis the season for that letter to Santa! After teaching your friendly letter-writing lesson add some super cute friendly letter templates for your students to write a letter to Santa! You could also add some fun winter-related templates as well for students to write letters to each other, or others for Christmas.
Looking to add ALL of these fun writing activities to your student writing center? Check out this super fun December Writing Center Refresh Pack! It has December/Christmas/Winter-themed friendly letter templates, list-making templates, and recipe cards! Just print, copy, and easily update that classroom writing center of yours! Your kiddos will LOVE it! You can check that out here:
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Other Fun Printable Writing Templates for Your Student Writing Center:
Story Book Picture Writing Prompt Cootie Catchers$5.78
Winter Picture Writing Prompts for Elementary- December and Christmas Writing Prompts with Pictures$6.50
Sticker Ideas: Winter Sticker Stories Writing Center Templates – Sticker Writing Paper with Picture Box$5.00
Fun Printable Writing Paper Templates for Writing Center Activities$8.79
Writing Paper with Graphic Organizers$10.30
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