What better time for a gift certificate giveaway than the upcoming Teachers Are Heroes TpT sale? You can save up to 28% in the sale which begins tomorrow! Just don't forget to type in Heroes at check out! Good luck! 
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I was so excited to hear TpT was throwing a Teachers are Heroes Sale! Many teacher-authors, including myself, are setting their Teacher Pay Teachers stores to 20$% off, and TpT is throwing in an additional 10% off, which means you can save up to 28%! Just be sure to use the promo code HEROES when you check out! (Don't forget like I did one year)!
Below are the items in my cart waiting to get scooped up on Wednesday! Click on each cover photo for a better look at each item!
I am determined to stay ahead of the game as the year continues to fly by! These awards by PAWSitively Teaching are going to be perfect for an end of the year awards ceremony! What a thoughtful and personalized way to end the year. The inexpensive gifts can be purchased at Dollar Tree! 

My students LOVE anything that has to do with dogs! These close reads by A First for Everything look amazing! My students love anything that has to do with dogs, so these close reads will be the perfect hook to get them interested. They will look forward to coming to me in reading groups to find out more about the different breeds of dogs included! 

This pack by Creativity to the Core will be so helpful to teach the challenging Common Core standard for compare and contrast. Students compare and contrast nonfiction passages with common children's picture books! 

This file by Learning Lessons with Mrs. Labrasciano is so adorable! She has included print and go sheets, various art projects, and writing projects to go along with a variety of Jan Brett's books! This will be the perfect author study for my second graders.

My third graders are going to love these! There are three sets of fractions to practice in this pack. The kids will be having so much fun, they won't realize they are doing work!

Missy from Dirt Road Teacher has you covered with her monthly Daily 5 packs! They are great, but this pack caught my eye! My boys would love this Monster Truck pack!

I won't bore you with the clipart sets I'm hoarding in my cart! There are so many cute ones out there!

My store is also on sale! Happy Shopping! :)

Next Friday is Chinese New Year. Mrs. Labrasciano has you covered with lots of fun ideas, books, and even a freebie to bring Chinese New Year alive for your students! Come check out her post on the Primary Pack blog!
Emily, you are the winner of our giveaway! Thank you to those who entered! Both files are on sale throughout today! 

I'm so thankful to have today off for Lincoln's Birthday! I need some time to get things ready for a busy week ahead. I have some great Valentine's and President's Day ideas to share with you for this week, including a giveaway of some fun and useful packs!

On Friday, my students practiced dictionary and thesaurus skills with my new pack, Learning to Love the Dictionary and Thesaurus. Included are seven sets of task cards that cover alphabetical order, guide words, synonyms, antonyms, and shades of meaning. Students use the dictionary and/or thesaurus for most of the task cards. 
I knew the kiddos were having a difficult time using the dictionary to edit their writing, but now I know that we really need to hit this hard this coming week! I might make a few more sets of Guide Word Geniuses and Dictionary Scavenger Hunt (shown below) so the students can practice more on these much needed skills.
Most of my students had never used the thesaurus before, so we had a discussion about how to use them. They practiced synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary skills, and shades of meaning on Friday. 
My plan is to continue studying dictionary and thesaurus skills throughout the year, and make these cards available to students to grab and go during Daily 5 or Choice Time. I love the little bags below from Target Dollar Spot for this purpose. These cards would be perfect to use even after February is over. My kiddos were engaged and on task while they worked on their cards for about an hour!
I have included a set of full color and a more printer friendly set with the backgrounds removed. I would like to give one of these packs away! Just leave a comment below about what you are planning to teach this week, and I will randomly choose one lucky winner! 

Do you have plans of teaching about the presidents this week?  If you do, then this pack is a must-have! It's PAWSitively Teaching's All Things Presidential pack, and she's letting me give one of them away with my pack as well! This file is filled with nonfiction reading passages and plenty of opportunities for students to respond to text based questions. Take a peek below at a fraction of what is included! 
I am excited that my students received their devices last week. We are still working out some technological kinks, but I was able to send parts of this amazing pack to their devices using One Note and their digital notebooks. My students will eventually be able to use their tablets instead of paper copies to complete their assignments. I'm excited to not have to make so many copies! 
Are you in need of more President's Day or Valentine's Day ideas? Check PAWSitively Teaching's blog by clicking on the pictures below to see many more ideas, videos, books, and other resources that you will find helpful for the coming week! She is a wealth of knowledge! 

Be sure to check HERE for more Valentine's Day freebies and ideas from me! 
Leave your comment below about how you plan to spend your week and your email, and I will announce a winner tonight! 
Have a fun and productive week! :)
There are lots of great deals going on today! The one below comes from Primary Pack, and many bloggers are featuring their February freebies and products! Click on the picture below to check it out!
I love these dollar deal sales! It's a perfect time to stock up on great products that are practically given away! 
Look at all of these products! Happy shopping! :)

My good friend Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching has some amazing ideas for Valentine's Day! Read her post here PAWSitive Ideas: Valentine's Day.
And if you haven't seen it, be sure to check out our February Pinterest Pick 3 Linky here! So many great pins for February! The link up will be live all month, so link up at any time! 
Have a great end of the week! :)
It's another month of our Pick 3 Linky! On the third of each month, my friend Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching and I will be bringing you this fun linky. We always find tons of inspiration from the bloggers who link up. We hope you find some inspiration for February too! 
I just love all of the Valentine's ideas floating around on Pinterest! There are so many fun ideas for the classroom!
When I saw these adorable animal Valentines, I knew I had to use them for PAWSitively Teaching's Valentine's Exchange! 
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My class FLIPPED over the pictures of these Valentines. I showed a few slides like the picture above on my document camera, and the students chose the animal or insect they wanted to create. They turned out adorable! Some of them had to make two of them because they couldn't give up one to send to our friends in the exchange! Our pictures are below.

I was looking for fun science experiments, and came across this fun post!
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I am looking forward to doing some of these experiments in my classroom since we will soon be studying matter and chemical reactions soon. A few of these experiments will be perfect for my Valentine's party which will consist of different stations. I will gladly give up my box of Conversation Hearts for that experiment!
I have loved these Valentines ever since I first saw them a few years ago. 
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The boys in my class would go crazy over these Valentines! You can print the jars from the linked website. You should be able to find the plastic bugs at the Dollar Store too. They are just so cute!

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Now its your turn! We would love for you to link up and share your top three Pinterest Picks for February! This linky is hosted on the third of each month- so come join in on the fun! 

1.  Save the Pick 3 images to your desktop.
2.  Create a blog post using these images to share you 3 Pinterest Picks for the month.
3.  Share a link to your full Pinterest page if you would like.
4.  Link up by clicking the "add your link" button below.
5.  Be sure to check out the other Pinterest finds that have been shared and leave a comments on the ones you love!

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