Friday, February 10, 2012

Catch up and my very first GIVEAWAY!

I am calling this my night of blogging catch up! I know I have actually blogged this week but I was too lazy to get my camera and upload photos.

The other day I blogged about a fun contraction activity and I just updated the post with photos of their fun!

Now, for the rest of week. We read and watched Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, and we made some text-to-self connection and character analization of Mr. Hatch using my freebie unit on Mr. Hatch. Check it out here. Of course, the first day we started Mr. Hatch, it was Monday and the copy machine was broken--grrr! So, on the fly, I came up with a quick activity with heart shaped doilies. The kids wrote about what they could do to make someone feel loved. It turned out really cute...




We also read Valentine's Day is... by Gail Gibbons [I just love her]!
I didn't think the kids knew much about what Valentine's Day was or where it came from and it was apparent when we made this graphic organizer:

I got a lot of "I get candy" and I even had one kid write that the skunk is a symbol of this holiday [later she told me she read that in a fiction book!]. Here are some of the better ideas and new learning we had:




Today we made an amazing craft that I pinned here. The kids absolutely LOVED it!! It was really easy and it looks adorable (not sure I will be taking it down anytime soon!)



I couldn't resist making a few more for my house:

Last night I went into to Target to get diapers and found this in the dollar bin:

Valentine scrapbook paper- 8 sheets for a dollar. The best part is I was about to make another stop at Michaels for this! Winning!!!

Last, but not least, to celebrate my 99 followers and my very first complete unit on sale now:

I am having my very first giveaway!

So here is how you enter:
1. Follow my blog!
2. Follow my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
3. Blog about my giveaway!

Leave one comment for each of the above and I will be choosing a random winner by Tuesday night! Remember to leave your name and email in your comments! Thanks so much for your support and good luck!

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15 comments:

  1. I follow your blog!
    Amy
    TheResource(ful)Room!
    amylynnmarshall@aol.com

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  2. I follow your TPT store!
    Amy
    TheResource(ful)Room!
    amylynnmarshall@aol.com

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  3. I am a new follower (#100 on GFC!)
    Toledomama88

    ~Frances

    toledomama88@yahoo.com

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  4. I am also following you on teachers pay teachers (toledomama88)

    ~Frances

    Toledomama88@yahoo.com

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  5. I don't have a blog so i tweeted this giveaway and posted it to my fb page

    @toledomama88
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  8. Love your blog & I follow it!

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  9. I am also now following your TPT store.
    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  10. I am a follower!

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  11. I follow your TpT store!

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  14. Hi, I just tagged you- hope you will stop by my blog when you get a chance :)

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