First Grade Fanatics - Elf Application. Could turn into a good persuasive writing
Christmas-Themed Persuasive Writing
Snapshots of winter break ~ Great for the first day returning to school. (Free!)
Create Your Own Comic Strip! This is such a FUN way to get second grade students writing creatively!
New Year's Resolutions
simile snowflake poetry
Twist this and have your teachers write this for themselves. Edit the questions to reflect your goals for your school year! Fun first day activity: Have kids write a letter to themselves at the end of the year.
Kid-friendly rubric/checklist for student writing- perfect for writing station or creative writing assignments!
Books that Teach Kids About the Writing Process - This Reading Mama