Sunday, July 31, 2011

A New Pinterest-Inspired Project, a Freebie, and a Reminder

I found another amazing idea for my classroom on Pinterest. Apparently, I am unable to come up with my own original ideas. No biggie though...I love finding wonderful ideas from other teachers, and making them my own. Although I found this idea on Pinterest, it can be traced back to an old post from Growing Kinders. What I discovered is a Story Map Poster using Post-Its!!! Here's how my own turned out:
{Click the pic to download the doc used to make this poster}

I also decided that it might be fun for my students to have one of these to keep in their notebooks. {They get to use the little post-its!!!} So, I created the printable below. I plan to have them use these with their own independent reading books.
{Click the picture to share!}

In other news, there is exactly one week left to participate in my Post-It Party. If you would still like to join the party click here!!!

40 comments:

  1. Your story map poster looks AWESOME!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    =)Beth

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  2. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is so nicely done. I want to share it with my friend who teaches the "big kids" and I was wondering if you know about post-it glue sticks?
    Where are you in Southern CA friend?
    Fran@kindergarencrayons.blogspot.com

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  5. I think it came out great!!! And as for originality.... why reinvent the wheel?!? that’s what PT & Pinterest are all about! Its all about tweaking it to fit your needs :)

    A Teacher's Treasure

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  6. Love it! What a great idea...so simple and do able. Thanks for sharing!
    Robin (Bigbird)
    http://www.firsttoremember.blogspot.com

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  7. LOL...you got your idea from pinterest and now I'm pinning your board!!! :) Seems perfect for 3rd grade! Thanks!
    Thanks, Nancy

    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  8. What a great idea!!! :) Pinterest is full of ideas and I am always "borrowing" ideas from the page!

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  9. I love this idea and pinned it to my Pinterest and shared it with my teacher friends on Facebook. I love a "tool" that can be used over and over! Thanks for the inspiration.

    @Fran Kramer--I used the post-it glue stick last year. It was good for short term items, but things that I left up for the year were "stuck" to the paper.
    ~Kitty
    The Write Handed Teacher

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  10. Do you have your larger version (the boxes) in a document that could be shared?? I would LOVE to make the large version like yours! I think I will make a copy of the small one on cardstock and laminate for each child and they can do as you said, put small sticky notes on it. I just LOVE this!!

    Here is my email if you have the large boxes in a document ...

    liz.crow@carlisle.k12.ia.us

    Thank you so much! I L-O-V-E your blog!!!
    Liz

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  11. Love your poster!!!! Think I might try and make my own! TFS

    ❀ Christine
    {heart} to Reed

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  12. Great poster! Very clean and easy to use. My favorite. :) Do you think you will laminate the post-its on the poster or replace your post-its with each book? Just curious.

    ~Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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  13. Soo cute! Did you use black poster board for the big version? Also, was it big enough to use full size post-its?

    Thanks! I love your ideas, and I have recently linked to your blog on mine. You inspire me!

    http://fifthgradeteacher-ld.blogspot.com/

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  14. love it! Can you share the printables for creating the poster in Google Docs pls?? :) I love it!!

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  15. I love your story map. It looks so crisp and neat. I also made one awhile back, but now I want to remake it on black posterboard!

    Tales of a Teacherista

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  16. I love this idea...lets see how mine turns out.

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  17. Are you not the cutest thing? Thanks for always sharing!
    Lessons Learned

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  18. So glad I stumbled upon your blog. I'm now an official follower :)

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  19. Love, love, love. Have to make one. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  20. OK. Just made my own and tweaked it up for 5th grade. Woo hoo! We use post its all the time. The kids will like this.

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  21. So many wonderful comments! Thank you!!

    To answer a few questions...
    Fran: I have not heard of post-it glue, but it sounds like something I need to check out. And, I'm from Thousand Oaks, CA.
    Mrs. Crow: I added a new post with the pages I used to make the poster!
    Amanda: I plan to laminate the poster without the post-its. Just wanted to see how it would look with them, :)

    If anyone else makes one of these, I would love to see it!

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    1. Rebecca,
      You have really cute ideas! I am having trouble finding the pages you used to create the story map poster. Could you direct me to them, please? Thank you!

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  22. I love this! I am going to show this at our teacher retreat (along with your blog) and I want to make a big poster. Any way that you would be willing to share the bigger headers that you used for your poster? I would be so grateful! Thanks for all of your creativity.
    -Misty @ 3rdgradesahoot.blogspot.com

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  23. I saw the same idea and snatched it for one of my boards. I used an old map to punch out the letters for "story maps"...it's a work in progress, but getting there. Your handout is wonderful!

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas and wonderful creations. I can't seem to find the larger print outs for the large poster. Could you, pretty please, direct me to them? Thanks so much!

    Shelly
    projectqn@tx.rr.com

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  25. Please teach me how to update and make my blog better.. I am new to this and HAVE NO IDEA how to create a button or do anything! haha... You inspired me to create my own blog and I am grateful for all your great ideas!!! Thanks for all you do... and for inspiring me to be better.

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  26. Miss McQu: You are so very, very kind! I just visited your blog to find your email or to leave a comment, but I wasn't able to do either! Please feel free to e-mail me at rjyoung23@gmail.com

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  27. Thanks for sharing...looks great and I agree, the kids love to use post-its.

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  28. Thanks bunches for sharing! I made a story map today - can't wait to start using it next week with my reading group!!!! :)

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  29. Hi, I love how your story map turned out! Thank you for sharing. I think laminating the smaller version for the child is a wonderful idea, and I plan to do this too.

    I was wondering, like Mrs. Crow, if you have a printable version of the larger boxes for the poster board? I see your reply to her, and you said you added a post with them, but I cannot find it after going through your archives.

    Would you mind emailing a link for it to me? I would really appreciate it!

    Thank you for your time and help!

    Susana
    ourhomeschoolfun@hotmail.com

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  30. I've featured your wonderful post here: http://e-expeditions.com/tours/2012/01/11/links-we-love-reading-activities/

    Have a great day! :)

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  31. Would also love a copy of the bigger boxes for the story map and/or the name of the font you used?

    Deirdre
    minivanlibrarian@gmail.com

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    1. If you click on the picture of the one she made, it links to a pdf of the bigger boxes she used to make hers. =)

      Logan
      Coffee for the Teacher

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  32. I've had this idea pinned for awhile, but am finally getting around to using your pieces and making it for my classroom - thank you!!

    Logan
    Coffee for the Teacher

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  33. Thank you for sharing this valuable resource.

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  34. Does anyone know what font this is? Thank you!

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