Saturday, February 14, 2015

Deep in the Heart of Texas Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Deep in the Heart of Texas" blog hop!  Over 40 Texas teacher bloggers have joined together to share what we love about our state as well as ideas and freebies that we love.  You will also have the opportunity to enter to win TpT products and/or TpT gift certificates by entering using the rafflecopters included in each post.  

Down at the bottom, you will see all of the blogs participating in the hop.  Just
click and you will be taken to their posts.  We hope you love what you find. Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi! I'm Patti White and I teach 2nd grade in San Antonio, Texas.  Prior to teaching 2nd grade, I taught 3rd grade for ten years.  I am a native born Texas and proud of it!

San Antonio is a big city with a small town feel.  We are known for our famous River Walk, and our San Antonio Spurs, NBA Champions in 2014!  Go SPURS Go!!!

One of my favorite activities is to do a class book study, and one of my favorite books to do a book study on is Charlotte's Web.  I used to just do vocabulary and questions with my class, until I decided that it would be much more engaging if there were other ELA activities that went along with the book.  

So, I created a book study packet that included reading strategies as well as English activities such as antonyms, synonyms, and proper nouns.  Everything in the packet revolves around Charlotte's Web.  

After using this packet with great success, I decided to put it in my TpT store and include answer keys for the entire unit!   You can purchase it for 50 % off for one day only, February 14th, so hurry on over and check it out!

One of my favorite Valentine's activities I like to do is have my students randomly choose a student in the classroom and write a letter saying something nice about that person, then sign it Secret Admirer, or Secret Friend.  

After writing the letter, they all turn them into me, and I put them in their mailboxes. It's fun watching them trying to guess who sent them the letter!  

Here is a freebie that includes the stationary I use.  If you copy it front to back, you just fold it and the envelope is on the back side of the letter. Just click on the picture below to get your very own copy.  I hope you enjoy it!  

Click on the buttons below to visit some other awesome Texas bloggers!

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  1. Glad to be part of the blog hop with you! Happy Valentine's Day! Julie

    Green Apple Lessons

    1. Thanks Julie Anne. Happy Valentine's to you too! ;)

  2. I love San Antonio. I've only been there a couple of times so it all still seems new to me. Thanks for participating in the hop!

    Literacy Spark

    1. Thank you so much for letting me participate and helping me to get my post up Jessica! Maybe we could have a blog meet up in San Antonio so you can come visit again!
      Patti :)

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