Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day..the Winter Games..& a Freebie!


Hi Everyone...Tomorrow is Valentine's Day...YIPPEEE!

I am excited because I will read my ALL TIME  FAVORITE 
book called...
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
by
Eileen Spinelli

Whenever I read this book to my students I get such a wonderful feeling inside and it just makes me happy!  I have been reading this book for years in my second grade classroom, so I decided to create a fun and interactive lesson and craftivity for my favorite book.

Check out Mr. Hatch!  Isn't he just adorable!  I literally can't wait for my kiddos to make him and celebrate Valentine's Day.  I added three different comprehension skills in this unit.  Character Traits, Summarizing with Beginning, Middle, and End, and Sequencing the events in the story with a heart-shaped accordion book.
This year I am going to focus on Character Traits for this story and teach a mini-lesson on supporting your character trait conclusions with Text-Based support as evidence to support their claim.  I can't wait to try  it out. They will create Mr. Hatch and the heart-shaped cut-out.  Inside the heart, they will add "Chocolate Candy Character Traits" and they will use their text-based evidence to support their ideas.  

If you are interested in purchasing my unit featuring Mr. Hatch, head on over to my TPT store to get a hold of it :)


I also created an I LOVE You flip flap card for my students to give to their parents, grandparents, or whomever they want to show a little love to on Valentine's Day.  You can pick it up in my TPT store for free!  Click the image below!


Before you go.... Are you teaching about the Winter Olympic Games in your classroom?

If so, you have to check out my newest Flip Flap Book

The Winter Games!!!

It is only $3.50 in my TPT store!  Click the image above to head on over and check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Hugs

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1 comments:

Julie Goode said...

I LOVE your Mr. Hatch crafty. So cute! Thank you so much for the freebie :)
-Julie
The Techie Teacher

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