Aloha Updates

Hello lovelies! i hope you all are having a wonderful Valentines Day, whether you're married, in a relationship, or single, like me! (BTW for all the single sweethearts out there, you have to read Kaitlyn's post. So great if you're feeling a bit lonely today!)
Well, I'm back! Hawaii was AMAZING and oh so RELAXING! I have lots of fun pictures and memories to share (get ready for...MATING RITUAL...NEMO...LUAU...stories and more coming soon!), but I'm not going to overwhelm you today.

I do want to note that there will be some changes around here happening within the next couple of weeks! I have a long list of to-dos for the blog, including great posts, reviews, series, sponsors, and social media updates! So please stay tuned and bear with me! 
Make sure you stop by Aimee's giveaway! I'm giving away the winner's choice of an item from my Teachers pay Teachers store!

Speaking of my TPT store, I realized I never introduced my newest product on the blog! You're gonna want to stay with me for this!
My Heart Map Craftivity with Expository Writing
Now, I know Valentines Day will technically be over when you read this (at least the school day), but this activity is not specifically Valentines-ey. This craftivity pairs art and personal connection with non-fiction writing! Students create their heart maps (what they love), and work in partners interviewing each other about their maps. They take notes on their interviews and put together a summary page for each other's heart map. They are working on public speaking, listening, note-taking with a graphic organizer, and expository writing with this ONE activity! 

This is specifically designed for the "bigs" aka the older elementary students, because they should be able to do some crafting too! It will also help them practice for the writing portions of state tests coming up!
So, here's the deal. Comment below with a link to your favorite Valentines pin on Pinterest! I will choose FOUR (yes, I'm being generous today because I LOVE my readers) winners who will get this craftivity for free! Just comment and fill in the Rafflecopter form. You have until Sunday night!

Alright! Now it's back to catching up on The Bachelor for me! (I know, I know...but what can I say? I'm a hopeless romantic :)
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  2. Love your blog design (He, he ... it's the same as mine). I entered your giveaway and I just started following you and I would love for you to stop by my blog when you get a chance!
    A Series of 3rd Grade Events

    1. Great minds think alike!! Thanks for following! I love your blog and have been following you for a while! :)

  3. Here's a pinterest pin for you:)

    Just started following your blog too:)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Here's a cute (cheap) gift idea for next year! My students would LOVE a highlighter, since I only bring out the markers on special occasions! And they are black...outlining only.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I LOVE this one!

  6. Cute cereal box Valentine holder idea:

    I love your blog!


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