Saturday, July 14, 2012

First Freebie

Happy Saturday!  It's so nice that the weekends and the weekdays are relaxing days.  I need days like these after the stressful year that I had.

I spent a week and a half visiting my dad in Portland.  It was nice to not just go for a quick weekend.  While I was there, we celebrated the 4th of July.  The following day was spent celebrating my birthday.  Dad and I went on a drive to Multnomah Falls.  It is about a 30 minute drive from his house.  It was a very busy place on that day.  I think it was because we finally had summer weather and people were still vacationing from the 4th.

The bridge was built in 1915 and the lodge in 1925.  The lodge is on the National Historic Register.  My grandparents, who lived in Washington state, were at Multnomah Falls on their honeymoon in 1930.  The falls is about 625 feet high, the second largest in the U.S.

My cats, Charlie and Chloe, travel with me to Portland.  They hate the car ride, but love hanging out at Dad's house.  Chloe loves running up and down the basement stairs.  There is so much more to do and see.  They don't sleep as much, but they eat more!  Here's a couple pictures of them being lazy.

Chloe loved to jump in Grandpa's leather chair when he went off to bed.

What a life Charlie had!  No wonder he wasn't happy to have to leave and go home!

I do want to offer the Writer's Checklist as my first freebie.  I've been reading and watching videos from Ladybug's Teacher Files .  They have been very helpful, but I'm still trying to figure some things out.  (This is the first time I've put on a link.  I hope it works!)

Here is my first freebie to those of you who want it.  I know one person did request this.  I did remake it and put it in Power Point as Kristen from Ladybug's Teacher Files suggested.  I've never used Power Point before, but I did figure things out.  I did order a book from Amazon that I hope will help me.

Here is the Writer's Checklist.  I hope you can use this with your students.  I did number the cards.  However, I thought some of you might not want them numbered, so there is a set without numbers at the end of the packet.  You can download it here.  I'm crossing my fingers that this will work.

Well, it's past 1:00 a.m. and I better head to bed.  Have a great Saturday!


Heather's Heart said...

Your *freebie* looks great! Thank you for sharing. =)

I love using Powerpoint. =)

Heather's Heart

Diane said...


Thanks! I just realized that I didn't save it in PDF. I can't figure out on my computer how to do that. I'll have to do some research and hope I can figure that out. I know I need to with the clip art and backgrounds that I used. It's been fun learning all this new stuff.


Barbara said...

Got your freebie. Everything worked's very cute. Thank you!
I'm your newest follower. Thanks for visiting my blog:)
Grade ONEderful
Ruby Slippers

Miss Foote said...

Love the checklist! Thank you. I am so guilty of taking the beauty of Portland for granted!

Chickadee Jubilee

Diane said...


I'm glad you like the checklist. I still need to figure out how to save it in a pdf. I forgot to do that and can't figure it out. So much to learn about blogging!

I know. We do have so much around us living in Portland. I miss living there, but I do enjoy visiting about half of my summer there and as often as I can on the weekends. I've always enjoyed Multnomah Falls.


vicky1970 said...

So glad you found me and commented. I had to tell you we have family in Ohio, new York and new jersey. My parent grew up and went to college I Ohio. My dad was just inducted into the hall of fame for his football at his small Christian college out there called Heidelberg. Such a Small world. :0). Cute freebie!

Steph said...

Thank you so much for this freebie! It is perfect for my board this year! Glad I came across your site----I'm your newest follower :)

Diane said...


I'm glad that the Writer's Checklist is something that you can use. This is my first freebie as I'm still trying to learn all about blogging and making things others can use. Hopefully, I'll have more things later.

Thanks for becoming a follower!


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