February Freebies, Valentine's Goodies, and a Super Sale!

I know everyone is saying the same thing- that they can't believe it's already February! This time of year tends to fly by for me- and it's even worse when I have an amazing class like I have this year! Can you relate? Well, to kick off February, I have a few freebies for you!

First of all, I have a fun thank you idea for your classroom volunteers and colleagues. My classroom volunteers help my students so much! Without their help and time, so many of my students wouldn't get the extra one on one time they so desperately need. All you need to do for this easy gift is print out the tags you like (there are square and round options, and two different sentiments) I plan to add a bag of scones along with this adorable honey bear! What a "sweet" and thoughtful gift! You can see the freebie file by clicking on the picture below!

Another fun idea I have for my volunteers are these "Thanks a Latte" printables! There are a few different choices, including more printer friendly ones with less color. I love giving these to my volunteers and colleagues, and they love them too! Click on the picture below to download them. 
I'm planning on throwing my students a Valentine's party, with a little help from my room moms! I created a party pack that includes treat bag labels, homework passes, Valentine cards, a banner, and a few other goodies! Click on both pictures to see the file. You can also click HERE to download a page from this file- a freebie teacher Valentine gift thank you note!
Before I left school yesterday, I prepped a few Valentine's goodies for my kiddos! I can't wait for my students to see these task cards on Monday! They are from PAWSitively Teaching and are absolutely adorable! There is a pack for Regrouping with Mixed Addition and Subtraction and Money, Time, and Missing Addends. This is exactly what my second graders need right now! I wanted to use little gift bags from the dollar store, but they were all out of the red ones. I remembered I bought these little plastic containers from Target's Dollar Spot, so I printed the title pages from PAWSitively Teaching's pack four to a page, laminated and cut them out, and taped them to the containers. Now I can easily switch out the titles and cards when we move on to new concepts! The kiddos can grab a set and go to their seats when they have completed their independent assignment correctly! I love that these are adorable, and not another worksheet to fill out! You can also use these cards as a Scoot activity! More to come next week as my students work on these fun task cards! 
And I prepped my Learning to Love the Dictionary and Thesaurus pack. My students have been having the most difficult time using the dictionary to edit their writing! I haven't even attempted the thesaurus yet, because they can't even look things up alphabetically! I decided to create this file that could be used any time of year, but is especially adorable during February! Included are seven different activities including alphabetizing, using guide words, a dictionary scavenger hunt, using a dictionary and thesaurus, synonyms, antonyms, and shades of meaning. I have included a set with color, and a set with less color that has the backgrounds removed. 
I'm going to let some groups grab a bag and take it to their group, and I 'm going to work with a few of them at a time to practice their alphabetizing skills. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that some extra practice will do the trick, and soon they will be loving the dictionary and thesaurus! I am going to store each activity in the little bags I found at Target in the Dollar Spot. I laminated the title labels and again, the kiddos can grab a pack and go! 
For easy storage and organization, I keep the contents of the file in a file folder with pockets that I purchased at Staples once we are finished with it. I might have to use two folders for storage for this pack, since it's pretty thick! All of the task cards, recording sheets, and answer keys go inside the folder!
I use these 5 x 7 envelopes, also from Staples, to organize each set of task cards. These file folders are stored in plastic magazine holders according to subject. It makes it so easy to find exactly what I need! 
And here's a little preview of some of the activities, ready to go on Monday!

I hope I've given you some ideas for the month of February and that you are able to use some of the freebies!

Be sure to check out the Super Bowl Sale and $1 Deals going on today and tomorrow!
Here are my dollar deals! 

1 comment

  1. I love the labels for the gifts! I totally dropped the ball and forgot to get parent volunteers a gift for Xmas so these gift ideas for Valentine's day are perfect. I went to your store and grabbed the Valentines Party Printables. It is so awesome! Just what this busy teacher needs! So glad I found it and you!


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