Monthly Archives: February 2016



Kendwy Valdez from Buggy for First is celebrating her new blog launch with a great giveaway. Kendwy has organized 4 fabulous prize packages that are chock-full  of wonderful gifts. There are gift cards to TpT, Target and Amazon and many fabulous resources from TpT sellers. Additionally, Kendwy is offering one winner a lifetime license to her store, Buggy for First.

It looks like it's going to be a great giveaway so hurry on over to visit Kendwy's new blog and enter the contest for your chance to win. The contest starts on Thursday, February 18th and ends Sunday, February 21st. Good luck to you.


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 Feb 2016 $75 TpT gift card giveaway An Apple for the Teacher


Exciting news!  I have again been invited to participate in my friend Kelly's February Gift Card Giveaway. Check out Kelly's blog at An Apple for the Teacher .  Her contests are always epic! You don't want to miss this!  The winner will receive a  Teachers Pay Teachers $75 gift card.  Great way to grab all those resources on your TpT wish list!  The contest begins today and ends on February 12th.

Use Rafflecopter to enter our giveaway.  Good luck to you!!

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Be sure to check in again next month on or about the 6th for March's giveaway.

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Welcome to February's Pick 3 Party hosted by Marissa from the Inspired Owl's Corner, Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching, and  Ashley from Just Reed! It's February and there's so much to celebrate. It's Black History month, and Dental Health month. We celebrate Groundhog Day, President's Day and Valentine's Day too! And to top it all off, February is a short month and many schools have a whole week off for winter break. So there's a lot to pack into a short amount of time. I found some great pins I hope you will find inspirational to enjoy the month.


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Valentine Hand

This is a great idea to decorate your classroom door. It is an   eye-catching design and the best part is the kids participate by writing about what they love in the paper hearts.



Abe Lincoln

This is a great poster of Abraham Lincoln and the message is a strong one. Lincoln was promoting the Golden Rule in the 1800s to treat others as you would like to be treated. It is a good message to teach kids in our classrooms.





How many presidents can your students recognize?

This poster could be a great inspiration to create a project for President's Day to learn about the men who belong to that exclusive group of leaders. Give each student the name of one president and have them do a short research project to find out three-five facts (in order to keep it short) about their president. Fast finishers can do more pages so that each president will be included. Using just one sheet of paper the student pastes a picture of the president at the top, indicates the dates the president lived, the dates he was president, and lists the important facts they learned. Facts could also be written in paragraph form. Then the teacher binds the pages in chronological order to create a class book about the Presidents of the United States. If you want every kid to have a copy, duplicate the pages and bind into individual books for each child to keep. This would be a great project for kids to learn about American history and at the same time not be too time-consuming. They always love student-created books.


Check out my Pinterest feed for more great February ideas. I have great boards for Black History Month, President's Day, and Valentine's Day.  Feel free to peruse those boards to find more great ideas.

Visit A Plus Kids's profile on Pinterest.

Visit the other participating blogs for more creative ideas and leave comments everywhere to tell bloggers what you think. If you have an interesting activity for February or a recipe or a February-anything-at-all pin, feel free to join the link-up. Have fun!


Kathleen in 8 Apples

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