Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Giveaway and Our Valentine's Day

It is freezing in Indiana!  I just signed up to run the Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon on May 4th and I needed to start training like yesterday!!!  It is way too cold to be running out there peeps.  It is brutal!  I can't run in Arctic conditions!  It would be like the scene from the movie Dumb and Dumber when they are riding along on their motorcycle with snot frozen to their faces.  No kidding!

Enough about that craziness!  I wanted to announce that Christina over at Apples, Books, and Crayons in having a 100 follower giveaway and she has many great prizes.  Go check out her blog.  http://applesbooksandcrayons.blogspot.com

The valentine madness has ended!  I am so glad.  It is nice to have the kids settle down a bit.  Holidays and celebrations are so fun, but my goodness they wear me out!  Here is a little peek at what we did for Valentine's Day festivities.

We made these large envelopes and did some weaving in order to have a place to put our valentines.  We also made little goody bags for all of our treats.  We used adhesive hearts to make little critters on our bags.

The students rotated through many valentine themed centers during the week.  These centers are from my own Valentine Math & Literacy Pack.  They were a big success!

We used pieces from Cara Carroll's Splat Unit.  LOVE this unit and so did my students.  Who doesn't love a good Splat book?!?!?

I saved the best for last.  My husband has been deployed the entire school year.  It has been very hard trying to teach and raise our girls alone.  My husband is thousands of miles away and managed to surprise me with these beauties!  They are gorgeous and smelled heavenly!  

I hope everyone had the best Valentine's Day!  


  1. I am your newest blog and TPT follower. I found you through the giveaway. I am starting a blog soon. It will be called Reading and Loving It. I'd love to link up with you or have you as a guest blogger.


    1. Hi Jennifer! Blogging is so fun. Although, I must admit, I have much to learn about it!!! Love the name of your future blog. Definitely looking forward to seeing the final result and linking up!