Saturday, January 21, 2012

Giveaway, Weight Watchers, The Valentine Bears and a Freebie!

Go visit Miss DeCarbo at Second Grade Sugar and Spice for a great giveaway!

On another note, I am at the end of my first week on Weight Watchers and I am starving! :) Why does all the food that is bad for your have to taste sooooo good! I found myself digging around in my pantry for junk food and debating whether or not it would be okay to eat hot chocolate with a spoon! This is going to be a rough few weeks! After this torture, I better be at least two pounds lighter at weigh in Monday! Lisa, I am expecting a gym partner next week if you are reading this!

One of my favorite Valentine's Day book is The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting. I just uploaded some activities to my TPT store to go along with the book. Click here to check them out.

And finally, I teach reading and spelling using the Harcourt Storytown series for second grade. Each week, I try to make some things to go along with the weekly unit. Click here for a freebie of what I've made for Lesson 19 this week. It includes words for the pocket chart, a few matching games with vocabulary and reference materials, a word building activity with the syllable skill and reference posters.


  1. Hey thanks for becoming a follower. Good luck in my giveaway!

    Good luck with WW, I am a member too! Veggies and fruits are what I stock up on and munch on through the day. The first week is the toughest because it's all new but you'll get the hang of it!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  2. Hi Latricia,

    I am so glad your found my blog, because I love yours. I am now one of your newest followers. I am not doing weight watchers, but this is the year that I decided to make life style changes. I am tired of the extra pounds!!! so maybe we can encourage each other. My hardest opponent is my husband, who I love dearly, but he is a junk food junky, and loves restaurants. So, I have decided to just start saying no thanks, and making better choices when were out. I told him he is the reason for my weight, but when I think about it he don't put the spoon in my mouth, so I have to say No!, stay strong you can do it :), I am planning to post before and after picks on my blog June 1st, you should too. Maybe we can get more to do the same. Good Luck :)
    First Grade Journal

  3. Ha!! I was at Anytime last night---sitting in my car, reading a book, waiting on Morgan!!! It is probably more effective to go in and work out though!!!! :). Packing my gym bag as we speak!!!! Tomorrow?

    Those Valentine activities are too stinkin cute!!!

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

  4. I love the before/after suggestion! I will definitely do that! That may provide some extra motivation. :) My stuff is packed and loaded in the truck, Lisa. Now I just have to not talk myself out of going tomorrow afternoon!

  5.'re going!!!!!! :) I just polished off the last Twinkie, so I HAVE to go!!!! :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I am now following your cute blog!
    Conversations in Literacy

  7. Welcome to Blogland! I'm your newest follower. I love that book too! I just uploaded a 22 page unit for that story on my Teacher's Notebook site. Come by for a visit when you get the chance!

    Chatterbox Blessings,

  8. I just checked out your VB activities. Too cute!!

  9. It's nice to see another Storytown person in blog land. I haven't seen many. Thanks for sharing your lesson 19 resources. I'll set them aside for when I make it there.