Valentine trace & cut printables

I love allowing kids to work on simple tracing or cutting activities during their “free time” {like when their REAL projects are done}.  I made the cutting pages in black and white since each child will need their own.  For the tracing pages, I print them in color and then slip them into a page protector and let the kids use dry erase markers to practice.  To download the image just click on it and then save it and print it.

**  MAKE SURE you are viewing and saving the full size version of these images or they won’t enlarge well on a paper.  I’ll save and post as a pdf version next time.**

CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO SEE ALL 6 TRACING AND CUTTING PAGES!  Enjoy the free Valentine printables!

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Letter Q quilt

Nothing goes better with letter Qq than a quilt.  {Who doesn’t love getting cozy in a warm and snuggly hand-made quilt?}  I’m sure we’ll have a couple dozen quilts show up for letter Qq sharing day.  To help the kiddos remember letter Qq we are making paper quilts using white construction paper, cut up scrapbook paper and yarn.

After gluing the quilt together we will help the students add a capital and lower case letter to their quilt.  Once all of their “mini” paper quilts are complete we’ll sew them together using paper punch holes and yarn and then display the GIANT quilt in the classroom.

BEST PLAY DOUGH RECIPE EVER!!

I am not joking, nor am I being dramatic.  After teaching for 10+ years I’ve used my fair share of play dough and there is nothing that beats homemade cooked play dough!  I’ve had this recipe for years and make it twice a year.  YOU HEARD ME RIGHT!  I only make it twice a year meaning it lasts that long!  Just keep it in a ziplock and it’ll last for months on end.  Above number 1-3 shows my little lovely helping me measure the dry ingredients, then the wet and mixing them together over medium heat.  Continue reading