Yep, me too.
Last year, I decided it was time to put an end to this excuse by giving each of my students a Writer's Toolkit at the beginning of the year. This week, I have been working on putting together the Toolkits in preparation of school beginning on September 2nd.
- A pencil
- A highlighter
- Two pencil cap erasers
- One pink eraser
- A red pen
- A green pen
- A small pack of Post-Its
All of these writing supplies go inside a plastic pencil case.
the label for free from my TPT store if you would like.
In our writing workshop, students are taught to get their Toolkit out when they go in their desk to retrieve their writer's notebooks. They also bring it with when they conference with me. That way, we don't waste time trying to find a pencil to take notes or a pen to work on editing.
What tips and tricks do you have for your writing workshop?