Thursday, January 1, 2015

Walkin' In A Winter Wonderland In So Cal

It's A Southern California Kind Of Winter:

Yes, those are my spring bulbs blooming, my lemon tree filled with lemons, and Christmas lights in the background!
Winter has brought some warm weather to So CA.  Time to put the top down on the convertible and hit those sales!

But wait, here comes The Polar Express, a cold front that is moving our temperature gage down to the thirties with the possibility of snow!  Yikes!

Time to snuggle up in front of the fire and create some new Seasonal Journal Pages and check out the 25 FREEBIES offered and the TPT Gift Card you can win in our Walkin' In A Winter Wonderland Blog Hop.

Seasonal Writing Journal Pages:

There is one for every season; winter, spring, summer, and fall in our Seasonal Journal Pages set.
Click on the image.
And... I created a special FREEBIE just for YOU and you can grab it by clicking right HERE or on the image:
Click the journal page above to GRAB YOUR FREEBIE.

Each of the Seasonal Journal Pages includes a built-in seasonal rubric.  After copying or writing a sentence, the teacher indicates which icons the students may color.
Each rubric includes:  
  • I wrote my name.
  • I used spaces between my words.
  • I used a capital and a period.
  • I sound-blended.
  • I wrote neatly.
This is the winter journal page.

This is the generic journal page.

Students will quickly understand the elements required to earn all five points in the rubric.  Besides the four seasonal journal pages, I have included a generic journal page with a rubric made with cute pencil icons.  You can grab the entire set by clicking HERE or on one of the images above.  

The Winter Wonderland Rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have You Made Your New Year Resolutions:

Here are the ones I'm focusing on this year:
Let me know one of your resolutions for 2015 in the comments section.

Now head on over...

... to Jen Bonner's "Sparkling In Second" blog and grab her FREEBIE!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for linking up, Palma! Gosh, no convertibles down today, it's been so dang cold, my little nose is freezing! Enjoy your break hon!

    1. Thank you, Kristen! I'm so excited to be part of this hop. Thank you for all of your hard work and Happy New Year! :)

  2. It has been a cold few weeks here in Fullerton… and our heater went out yesterday!!! Enjoy the rest of your break, love your rubric!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  3. The lemon trees in people's yards in my neighborhood are still producing fruit, too! Makes it quite tempting to snag one on a walk with the dogs! Haha...I'm not used to seeing fruit trees and rose bushes still in bloom!

  4. I am so excited about all the new So. Cal bloggers I am "meeting" during this hop! Your blog is adorable. One of my resolutions this year is to have more patience. Happy to 2015! -Jaime

  5. Palma, you are the sweetest! Thank you for always sharing your awesomeness with us!

  6. Palma, those writing pages with the rubrics really do work! When I taught first grade it really helped my kiddos with their writing. What a great freebie! Glad you joined to blog hop and hope you're having a great new year! ~Laura

  7. Palma, I lllooovvveee your blog design!!! It's beautiful!
    A Teachable Teacher

  8. Too cute- blog and freebie. I have taught 1st through 6th grade and kinder may be the only grade that would bring me to tears. I truly admire kinder teachers.

    2 Smart Wenches

  9. Thank you ALL for your kind words and sweetness! I feel so blessed to be part of this hop and this amazing group of teachers! :) <3

  10. Dont'cha just love a Cali winter? Flowers blooming, fruit trees bearing....can't beat it, huh?
    Glad to have found your blog... : )
    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  11. Such fun paper! I love when they have a writing checklist embedded :) Thanks!

  12. Glad the cold front will be leaving! I know it will be back but yay for a sunny days again! I too love how you included a quick checklist on the writing paper for your students. I'm also looking forward to participating in more blog hops, and creating more for TpT, but with the resolution to some how pull it off with more balance and little by little if possible. We'll see. Lol. TeacherMsH~ThirdIstheWord