I do Paint Chip Poetry, but I have kids use the names of the colors to integrate into their poems. This looks like fun -- I'll have to try it! Have kids draw them from a hat. They could practice descriptive writing using the color they draw.
I can't wait to fill my classroom walls with posters. This is a great poster to have in the classroom, to remind students of the writing process, and it could also double as a clip chart, and track where the students are during the writing process.
Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to me, we spell it together, and then the card goes in the box. Promotes independent writers and more active than a dictionary
Class journals - once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic. New twist on my classroom journals.
Angry verbs board - teaching kids about verbs! I think I'm going to do "Angry Birds Learn Their Verbs!" and that way it will make sense that the verbs themselves aren't angry words. My students love Angry Birds!
Grammatical Name Art - Write name in bubble letters. First letter write nouns that relate to you. Second letter with verbs that relate to you. Third letter with adjectives that describe you and so on. Great idea to introduce parts of speech!