Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Keepsake Freebie

It is no secret I love Valentine's Day. O.k. I have heard all of the people saying it is a dumb holiday but I love a day devoted to telling someone you love them. We can always use an "I love you!" If you head over to this blog post you can see some of the crafts we have done in the past for Valentine's Day and they turned out really cute. Click on the pictures to head over to those blog posts...But head on back there is a freebie at the end of this post.
http://theteachingbug36.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-day-craft.html
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I wanted to create something a little different with my kiddos this year. We send home these adorable Valentine Cards but usually they end up being thrown away. I was going to have my kiddos if they wanted to create a little keepsake book of their Valentine's to take home. This little freebie was created. Each page has a theme they can sort their cards by:
 1. Cards with super heroes
 2. Cards with pets
 3. Cards with farm animals
 4. Cards from T.V.
5. Cards from Movies
 6. Cards with monsters or aliens
 7. Cards with cars on them
 My plan: Have my kids collect their Valentine's and then have a station set up for them to choose their pages and make their book. Or if you want a more guided plan have all the pages run off for each child and give them the booklet to create. This would be fun to do at a Valentine's treat day or party. Head on over to pick up this little freebie. Enjoy! Leave me some feedback ....I would appreciate the LOVE. :)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uav06dqmdautsta/Valentine%20Keepsake%20book%20-free.pdf?dl=0
http://theteachingbug36.blogspot.com/2015/02/valentines-day-keepsake-freebie.html
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Currently with Farley!

I want to thank everyone for entering my little giveaway celebrating 400 followers over at my TpT store.  I am very excited for that milestone.  Here is hoping to get to 500 and do something BIG!!!  Thanks everyone.  I appreciate every one of you!  :) 


I am linking up with Farley this month so check out what is going on with me. Head on over to her blog to link up.
 
 
The Super Bowl is on and I made some of my favorite black bean , avocado, corn, red onion, olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro stuff I call it.  Yum Yum!  Get the recipe over at Skinny Taste.  If you haven't checked out her website head on over...we use her recipes A LOT!!! 
I love Valentine's Day.  Everyone who knows me well says every time they see a heart it reminds them of me.  I collect them.  My yard will be decorated with wooden conversation hearts in the flower bed.  Yes, I am that lady.  :) 
I want a new car.  Not brand new just  something different.  I really want something bigger just not sure it is going to happen. 
I am not a fan of winter...never have been.  I love to be outside and swimming in a pool.  Summer is so relaxing and being cold all the time is not my favorite way to be. 
Pageant title I had a little trouble with.  I have been told I am too nice....well I can be mean but I guess I struggle with the balance.  I would rather show kindness.   We need more of it.   ;) 
 
 
On a separate note. .. you can stop reading here if you want...not meant to toot my own horn..Just sharing a freebie and a mention of a sale.   

This week I have been using my packet with my kindergarten intervention group and it has been a hit with them.  I am working with some little learners who are struggling with letter recognition and I was determined to find some creative ways to add to our lessons.  So this little idea popped into my head. 

My little learners identify the letter we are working on within the pages by highlighting or circling the letters.  Then we read a short story with the letters we are working on so they can identify them within the  text.  Finally, they will identify pictures with the same beginning sound of the letter we are working on. 

Here is a little sample page from my packet.  Click on the picture and pick one up as a freebie to try out. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y-aE4ccErHDjoSDrWXCiPUTz6iLt7KoDhjy4foXj2QQ/edit?usp=sharing


 If you like what you saw and found it useful-click on the picture below to pick it up in my store.  My whole store is having a Super Bowl Sale -20% off Feb. 1st -2nd. 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Print-and-Go-Alphabet-Kindergarten-Preschool-Pages-1655345
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