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February Giveaways, Freebies, & More!

Say it isn't so...February is in our futures!  I'm sure it's just another month if you are lucky enough to live in a warm part of the world...but in my world it's one month closer to WARMTH!  I love to get these monthly posts out with plenty of time before the end of the month so those that like to plan ahead can do so!  Below I will share with you a few "go to" packets that I use for will then have a chance to win all three for yourself!

Up first?  How about a little talking about weekends talk....this month's packet includes the activities for groundhog's day, Presidents's day, 100th day of school, dental hygiene, Valentine's day and more!

You can see below a preview of the activities included but here is a little rundown...
Included in the packet:

Writing Activities {22 pages}: Nonfiction All About Groundhogs Book, Making a Valentine’s List, Groundhogs Informational Writing, Opinion Writing Story Starters, February Pictionary, How to Brush Teeth Writing, Writing Journal, and Friendship Writing.

Math Activities {34 pages}: Number Word Match Ups {whole group & independent}, Heart Ten Frames- Teen Numbers, Valentine’s Card Sort & Graph, Valentine Candy Hearts Sort & Graph, Valentine’s Addition/Subtraction Practice Sheets, 2D & 3D Shapes Practice Sheets, and Place Value: Build a Number {whole group & independent}.

Word Work Activities {22 pages}: Valentines Sort –beginning & final sound versions, Mr. Groundhog {short vowel & long vowel sort}, Heart in the Middle {2 versions}, Read it and write it {sight word practice}, Silent e practice sheet, and Broken Words {blend & write new words}.

Content Activities {21 pages}: Writing activities for President's Day, 100th day project, 100th day snack parent letter, 100th day home project, groundhog writings, and a simple science experiment idea.

Recess Ideas {7 pages}: Missing groundhog activity & playdoh mats

Simple Print Sub Plan Activities {21 pages}: Instruction page for substitute and activities for read aloud, writing, math, & word work. All needed materials included.

Teacher Organization {10 pages}: Ideas to stay on task in 2015, February 2015 calendar, winter thank you cards, to do lists.

Click below to download the preview!

   You will have a chance to win this packet below!  If you are interested in the bundle for the    year you can click directly below!

Up next in the giveaway...Valentine literacy centers and oh my word!  These centers are the cutest...can't it just be hearts and pink every month?  Here is a little quick description of each activity included.


Hearts in the Middle- students will write the missing medial sound.

Buzzing short and long vowels- Students will sort the bee cards to the long vowel or short vowel flower card.

A Chocolatey Real vs Nonsense sort- students will read each "word" and decide if it is a real     word or a nonsense word, then write it accordingly.

Valentine's CVC Roll- Students will roll the CVC cube and record their answers.

Heart Line Up- Students will read the sight word card and line up the hearts correctly and record their answers.

If you are interested in my valentine literacy centers you will have a chance to win them below!  You can also view my literacy centers for the year you can click HERE.

And the month wouldn't be complete without math centers for the month!  These centers are hot off the press and have been added to my math and literacy centers bundle for the year!  This month's skills include; adding two more, skip counting, combining sets to 20, fluent addition within 10, and number identification to 20.


If you are interested in my valentine math centers you will have a chance to win them below!  You can also view my literacy centers for the year you can click HERE.

Now is your chance to win all three packets from above!  I will choose two lucky winners to get all THREE!  The giveaway will end Thursday, Jan. 22nd at midnight.  After you enter keep scrolling for some February freebies!
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Now it's time for some February freebies!  Below is February dated writing paper for your sweet babes...

The 100th day of school always falls in February for us...
so how about a couple of freebies for that! You can download these 100th day snack mats...

And a quick and easy 100th day writing prompt...

Also...if you haven't snagged this free preview to my step by step guided reading lessons you can still snag that by clicking below!

If you need some more ideas for winter you can check out my winter board on Pinterest!

Whelp....that's all I got for now!  Have a GREAT start to your week!


  1. Tara,
    Thanks for all the goodies! I LOVE your Taking Back Weekends (I have the bundle)! Always such great ideas and resources to share.

  2. Thank you so much for this post and all the incredible pictures of things in action!