Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentine's Day Linky Party!

Hello everyone! Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to host my first linky party! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I know most people feel it's a commercial ploy, but I love the simplicity of the holiday. It's quick, easy, and doesn't have to be over the top. Plus, it's a way to spice up the very looooong winter we have here in New England. (I also do not mind receiving large bouquets of pink roses, either!) 

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For this linky party you may post a link to your blog or TpT store, highlighting a Valentine's Day freebie, idea, or paid product.  If you choose to link-up a blog post, don't forget to copy and paste the above graphic into your post and link it back to the party!

Check out the product I will be adding to the linky...




I created Heart-to-Heart with upper elementary students in mind.  Your kiddos can celebrate Hearts Day by creating a Valentine's Day Figurative Language Booklet. They will make a separate page for various kinds of figurative language, including similes, metaphors, idioms, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, and hyperbole.



On each page, students will record the definition of the kind of language highlighted, create a Valentine's Day related sentence with an example of that type of language, and illustrate their words.



There are many visuals provided in the product to help students review the concept of figurative language and the meanings of each type.



A vocabulary poster for each kind of figurative language is included, as well as a word bank to inspire creativity!


Heart-to-Heart is perfect for a language arts center, whole class assignment, or as a classroom Valentine's Day celebration activity!


Check out this product on TpT for more information. I hope you will find this useful for your classroom!

Thank you to everyone who joins my first ever linky party!

XO <3, C

20 comments:

  1. I LOVE linkies!!! Thanks so much. Cute blog. :)

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  2. Thank you for hosing this link! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Same to you! Thank you for joining, Linda!

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  3. Thanks for hosting! There are a lot of great looking resources!

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    1. Thanks for joining, Janet! I know it. I'm excited to look through them all. :)

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  4. Love linkies. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  5. Hi Colleen! I just came across your blog and had to start reading! I just left my teaching job in December to move with my husband's job transfer. I'm starting to sub now and living in a new place! We're also newlyweds (3 months now!) Just wanted to give a shout out, I'm your newest follower! :)

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    1. Hi Kristen! I was so happy to read your comment this morning. It's nice to know someone is in the same boat as me. I found the whole process of leaving the classroom to be very emotional. Congratulations on your marriage and good luck with your new place / subbing! Feel free to e-mail me at colleenlovesdudley@gmail.com if you ever want to chat. Thanks again!

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  6. Thanks for hosting the linky party. Good luck on your new adventure!!

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  7. Sounds like you are having a great adventure :) I am taking this year off to stay home with our baby! While I do miss the classroom and my usual 10-24 five year olds, it is SO worth staying home with the little guy :) We are hoping TpT and the likes will help us to stay afloat - haha
    So thanks for the link party :) Amelia
    http://ameliasteacherboutique.blogspot.com feel free to check out my blog if you'd like :) Have fun on your adventures!

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  8. It looks to me that your first linky party is a huge success! Congrats to you and thanks for the opportunity to join!

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  9. Awesome! Thank you so much for hosting this linky!
    Jen
    Apple Tree Learning

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  10. Thanks for hosting! What an awesome first linky! :)

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