Blog Swap and Hop Guest Post: You Will LOVE This!

I am so excited to share my guest blogger today, Lori from Teaching with Love and Laughter.  I will be posting games and time fillers (perfect for the beginning of the year crazies when time doesn't work out *quite* like you planned!) over at Sub Hub, so please make sure to check it out!

I am so excited to be posting over here at Mandy's blog! We are participating in the Top Teachers' Blog Swap and Hop. What a great opportunity to find new blogs to follow and to get some great ideas and activities for the new school year. I am also guest blogging on one other blog. I won't tell you which one...see if you can find me!

First, I'd like to introduce myself in case you don't know me. My name is Lori and I am the author of Teaching With Love and Laughter. I am getting ready to enter my 18th year of teaching. And, I still love it! I teach kindergarten, first grade, and second grade writing, science, and social studies. This is me:

And, this is my blog: 

My post today is about integrating reading and writing. Since I teach writing and my teaching partner teaches reading, it is very important that I incorporate some of the stories she reads with our students in some of my writing assignments. To do this, I made some reading task cards for the children to use at stations, for independent work, and/or, for homework. If you would like to use these task cards in  your classroom, please click on the image below.

Other than printing, laminating, and cutting out the cards, there is no preparation. The children will respond to these tasks using plain white paper. Folding instructions are included on each card. I plan on adding more task cards in the near future, so, stay tuned! 

I hope you enjoyed my post and find the task cards meaningful and useful. If you are not yet a follower of my blog, I am formally inviting you to come over to my place and make yourself at home. Thanks so much for being with me here today. Enjoy the rest of your blog hopping adventure!

Thanks for having me Mandy!




  1. You are too cute!! When you say you are teaching K-2nd in specific subject areas, I was wondering if you are then teaching in small groups for for different grade levels throughout the day? Just curious...Some of the districts in Arizona have adopted the "team-teaching" or "co-Teaching" strategies where there are two teachers per classroom...I have not yet met anyone who actually is co-teaching, but I love hearing about the different set-ups and how they work, or rather, not work.. -;

    Thanks for sharing...I am loving this blog hop!!

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  2. Michelle, my school uses the Project CHILD method of delivery. I work closely with 2 other teachers. I teach writing, one teaches reading, and the other teaches math. We keep the same students for three years. We get them as kindergartners and they stay with us until second grade. Then, they go to an intermediate cluster. We don't teach all grades at the same time. When I have kindergarten, the other teachers have first or second grade. I love keeping the same children for three years because I REALLY get to know them.

    I agree, this blog hop and swap is FUN! Thanks for visiting!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. I love how you use the task cards to make sure that you incorporate what is being taught by both of you! Thanks for sharing!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. The collaboration that you and your teaching partner must get to do with one of you teaching reading and the other one writing must be fun! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    Conversations in Literacy

  5. I love the task cards Lori! Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna share them with my son's teacher.
    A Differentiated Kindergarten

  6. I love using task cards with my kiddos even though I teach 6th grade! These are wonderful!

    Miss Klohn
    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

  7. I'm so glad you can use the task cards. I'll be adding to them, so, stay tuned...

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  8. I'm your newest follower! I love your blog!

    Where did you get the rainbow background for your reading task cards?

    I hope you'll check out my new "manly" blog!


  9. Hi Mandy,
    I just love reading your blog. I think I'm going to try fabric (maybe even a sheet) on a bulletin board this year thanks to your tip. Lori's task cards are great, too! I'm nominating you for the Versatile Blogger award. Stop by sometime for more info.
    Stories by Storie

  10. Greg, I am following your "manly" blog! LOL! The rainbow paper came from Jessica Weible Illustrations.

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter


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