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December 2015 eNewsletter

The Gift of Writing: Inspiration This Holiday Season

WriteSteps Named District Administration Top 100 Products

December Classroom Posters

Using a Writing Conference Binder

Writing Giggle of the Month

WriteSteps Welcomes Kathleen Schutter!
"To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach."
~Unknown

The Gift of Writing: 5 Ideas This Holiday Season
With the holidays upon us, I'm sure you are on the hunt for the perfect gift to give your loved ones. To help you out, here are five great gift ideas for the writers and grammar nerds in your life! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

1. A grammar police necklace. Find it on Etsy.com here.


2. The perfect sweatshirt this winter. Find it on Etsy.com here.


3. A keychain that's sure to be a hit. Find it on Esty.com here.


4. Help a loved one combat their writer's block with this gift. Find it on Etsy.com here.


5. A pillow with a dual purpose. It provides inspiration and a comfy setting for writing. Find it on Etsy.com here.


WriteSteps Named District Administration Readers' Choice Top Product
We're honored to have been chosen as one of District Administration's Readers' Choice Top Products of 2015! Winners were selected from over 2,000 nominations that were submitted by K-12 leaders detailing the products' positive impact on their schools and districts.

The District Administration's Readers' Choice Top Products awards program informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel.

"It was inspiring to learn about the products being used in today's schools and classrooms that are helping districts succeed," says JD Solomon, District Administration's editorial director. "All of our 2015 honorees should be very proud of this achievement."

A huge thank you goes out to all of you who took the time to nominate us!

December Classroom Posters
This month we are giving you some of our favorite inspirational writing posters. Thank you for all that you do to make children's lives better! Click here now to download your posters.
Using a Writing Conference Binder to Track Student Progress
Watch as Jillian Keefer, a second grade teacher, shares how she uses her writing conference binder to easily keep track of student progress.

Writing Giggle of the Month
Perhaps this child is referencing the pounds many of us pack on over the holidays due to the delicious treats that are hard to pass up. Do you have a funny student writing piece you can send us? If so, send it to [email protected] to be featured in an upcoming eNewsletter!
Source: BuzzFeed


Kathleen Schutter Joins WriteSteps!
WriteSteps welcomes Kathleen Schutter to the team! Kathleen has been working in educational publishing and sales since 1989. Before that, she was an elementary school teacher. She now represents WriteSteps as an Awareness Ambassador in Kentucky.

"I'm looking forward to helping grow WriteSteps' footprint," says Kathleen. "It is an honor to be part of this small but mighty organization. The mission of providing tools to empower teachers to become better writing instructors resonates with me."

Outside of work, Kathleen enjoys spending time at family and sporting events. She is also "mom" to six fur-babies (a Boxer, Golden Retriever, two Chihuahuas, and two Birman cats) that fill her heart with joy. She tries to make as much time as she can for reading, cooking, "Candy Crushing," and following men's college basketball and all of Detroit's professional sports teams.

Sending warm wishes for peace and happiness to all of our Inspired Writer readers this holiday season!