Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Awesome February Giveaway with Fourth and Ten!

I am so excited to announce that I am joining up with one of my sweet bloggy friends, Lisa Pesce at Fourth and Ten for an awesome giveaway that you're going to love! You can win TWO awesome products!  See the details below.

When I found Lisa's themed graphic organizers I fell in love!  They are absolutely perfect!  They can be used with any book, but I love to pair them up with a cute themed picture book and my kiddos LOVE the graphic organizers!  She has a pack for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, and now February - EEK!  I'm in love!  Just look at her February Graphic Organizers below :)

Click {here} to check them out on TpT!
It's your lucky day because she's giving away a copy to one lucky person! :)  

I'm also joining in the fun and giving away a copy of my February Common Core Writing Activities to one lucky person as well! 
 Click {here} to check them out on TpT. 

It's easy to win BOTH products! Just enter via the Rafflecopter below! The sale starts now and ends Friday at midnight. We will announce a winner on Saturday morning! Good luck!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Planning Ahead for February

As most of us do, when we have a break from school, we spend it planning and gathering materials and resources for the next several weeks to try to "get ahead" (not sure if I'll ever do that)!  But as I take a peek into what I have planned for February, I thought I'd share a few fabulous finds from fellow bloggers and a couple of my latest units for February.

To begin our study of Black History Month, I will start with this adorable unit from Amy Lemons!  It's fun, interactive, and engaging for the kiddos.  I love the integration of ELA and Social Studies!

Towards the middle of the month, we will start talking about President's Day.  I plan to use a cute little unit from A Cupcake from the Teacher.  I love the graphic organizers included in this unit when learning about the presidents!

Just for a little Valentine's Day fun, I plan to throw in this little activity from Babbling Abby!  I can't wait to have fun with my kiddos using this pack!

Finally, in writing, we'll be using my Common Core Writing Activities for February.  The students will enjoy practicing the 3 different genres of Common Core Writing PLUS Shared Research Writing in a fun, authentic way.  While you're there, you can also check out my other monthly Common Core Writing Activities if you're not already a regular buyer :)  The feedback on these writing units are great!

We will also be using my Sweetheart Valentine Math and Literacy Centers to reinforce key skills and concepts.  The kiddos love these and don't even know they're learning!
I'll be back to share some more fabulous finds from my bloggy friends for science!  We will begin studying about weather patterns, the water cycle, and the states of matter in February!  This month is full of fun, but I'll save the science post for next time.

So as you're planning, go check out all of these products to get ready for some February fun!  I'm off to print, copy, and laminate!  :)