Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love, Splat. Black History Month. And a Giveaway

Hey sweet friends!  Happy Saturday!  Okay, so maybe notsomuch on the *happy* for me.  The screen on my laptop decided to die, so I spent the morning taking her to get fixed only to learn that she needs to be sent off to be repaired!  Shoo!  I'm taking this as God's way of telling me to take a break from the computer, so my blogging and commenting will be very minimal the next few weeks. In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out a way to upload several new units I've been working on...just a few little goodies for February. 

My newest little mini unit...Love, Splat...was just added to my TpT shop in the nick of time!  HA!  Here's a little preview:



You can grab it for $5 HERE.

Are y'all looking for the *perfect* activities to implement for Black History Month??  Well, you're in luck!!  LaNesha Tabb, from First Grade Awesomeness, has an amazing unit for primary teachers!  She started posting some of the activities on her blog for you to check out.


I have it and I LOVE IT!!!  It's awesome!!!  You can pick it up HERE.


So, this is the first time I've logged onto my actual blog in a while.  I noticed that I reached 4,000 followers so I thought this would be a great time for a BIG giveaway! 

I'll be giving away EVERYTHING in my store to 4 lucky winners :)  I'll randomly select the winners via Random.org and I'll announce them on Tuesday.  Just leave a comment telling me what you love most about February.  Only one comment per person, all additional comments will be deleted.  Please remember to include your email so that I can contact you if you win! 

Have a GREAT weekend!!!!

774 comments:

  1. I love Valentine's Day - because that was the day I had my first baby. :) We get to celebrate his birthday every Feb. 14th. Thanks for the chance to win!

    smidgie421@gmail.com

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  2. First of all. I aLwAys love everything you post. Thanks SOOOO much for all you share. So inspiring.
    The thing that I love most about February is that it means it is almost SPRING. I'm always hoping that groundhog will give us less winter!
    Dragonflies in First

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  3. Wow!! What an awesome prize!
    My favorite thing about February is all the special days in it... Valentine's Day and my wedding anniversary! My poor hubby, he has v-day and then 3 days later is our anniversary. I feel him being stressed already lol!!
    I also love doing Valentine's Day activities with my kiddos!! :)
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  4. I'm not gonna lie, my favorite thing about February is all the 3-day weekends! Haha! Love your stuff, obviously!

    Hadar :)

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  5. Congrats!!! My favorite thing about February is break!! We have off the week of President's Day. It's the perfect time for a break between Christmas and Easter :)

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  6. I love our Valentine's Party in February :) We make ice cream sundaes and read our Valentine's cards to each other. It's very sweet :)

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  7. WOW congrats on 4,000! My favorite thing about February is that its the month of my little mans birthday. I have always loved Feb. but Koey has changed our lives and celebrating his birthday is the best!

    Gracie
    www.livinglargeinfirst.blogspot.com
    racey7@gmail.com

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  8. I love that there are so many fun "holidays" to share with my kids...Groundhog Day, 100th Day, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Dental Health, President's Day, Leap Year, Black History Month! Makes learning so much more fun! :)

    Kate
    dancinqueenks23@aol.com

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  9. congrats! My fav thing about the month of February is my birthday! I will be 25 boy am I getting old

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  10. As a first year teacher, you have inspired me to do so many things since the beginning of the year with all of your cutesy activities!

    My favorite part of February (is going to be) celebrating the 100th day of school! Can't wait to see the kiddos dressed up like 100 year olds and all the fun things we will do!

    Lindsay
    lindsay.griffith@ymail.com

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  11. I love to focus on friendships in February. What a great giveaway, friend!


    Yearn to Learn Blog

    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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  12. Thanks for all of the great ideas! My favorite part of February is our First Grade Valentine's Mail system. The kids get soooo excited to deliver and receive mail!

    Annie
    Thay6@ferris.edu

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  13. I love the reminder to share love and let people know we care about them!
    Also, I just wanted to say thank you for the time you take sharing your ideas and cute class! I'm in my 2nd year of teaching and whenever I feel burnt out I can look at your great ideas and feel inspired again!

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  14. I love Valentine's day!! Cliche as it may be, it makes me smile when love is in the air :)

    Anna @ A Day in the Life
    annanichols84@gmail.com

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  15. What I love about February is simply put in the question...love. It makes the world go round...it is the reason we exist. Happy Love Month...and thank you for all you do!!!! God Bless!

    Nicole
    nicole.drobish@access.k12.wv.us

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  16. My favorite thing about February is all the chocolate from Valentine's Day. ;) My email is adynbc@gmail.com. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome units!

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  17. Congratulations!!!!!!! I have to say, I LOVE your blog!!! I teach kindergarten and have used so many of your ideas in my classroom. My favorite part of February is Valentine's Day! Next to Christmas, it is one of my favorite holiday!!

    Lisa
    leelee4282@yahoo.com

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  18. I like February because it's a short month but packed with a lot of fun!

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  19. I love that Spring is almost here!
    Ashley
    ashlynn310@gmail.com

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  20. Cute unit! I love that February is a short month!! Ha!

    Kim
    Growing Up Teaching
    kkish1110@gmail.com

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  21. I love all of the special days in February! Groundhog Day... Valentine's Day... Black History Month... Dental Health Month... so fun! And it's my little brother's birthday. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!
    jill dot draffkorn at gmail dot com

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  22. I love that everything is so pink and happy. I love..love and it puts a smile on my face. :)

    melissa.a.mcmillan@gmail.com

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  23. I am looking forward to celebrating my husband's birthday in February. The last few year's it has included a long weekend to Disneyland. :)
    Congratulations on reaching 4,000. I hope your PC gets fixed soon.

    learningwithmrsparker@gmail.com

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  24. I love the possibility of SNOW DAYS in February!!!

    annaeking(at)ymail(dot)com

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  25. My favorite thing about this February...hopefully I will be closing on a condo :) Everyother February I always take my daughter for a special Valentine's Day date.

    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

    Emily
    emilyaclark@gmail.com

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  26. My favorite about February is all the fun we have at school- 100th day for us, Groundhog's day, Valentine's Day, President's Day, etc. There is always something to celebrate and have fun with!! :o) Amy sully16@embarqmail.com

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  27. I love that it is right after the long month of January and just before the month with spring break!
    Happy February!
    Tammy
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  28. My Favorite thing about February is that Spring is right around the corner!!

    Kelly
    kbkarn@hotmail.com

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  29. I love that we have another holiday to celebrate after the doldrum month of January! I love to decorate for Valentine's and see all of the new goodies Target puts out. Makes me so happy to pick up something as simple as a new pink Valentine's handtowel or picture frame or little doodad for my house. :) Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!
    Sarah
    sdurspek@tampabay.rr.com

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  30. I love February because my husband was born! Between his birthday and Valentine's day I get to shower him with love all month!

    Your newest unit look terrific! SO sorry to hear about your computer!

    Jenn
    jenn@finallyinfirst.com
    Finally in First

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  31. I love celebrating friendship in my classroom. My students get so excited to share valentines with eachother and I look forward to pulling out my friendship activities and celebrating with my kiddos!
    Happy February!
    Joclyn
    joclynbeliveau@gmail.com

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  32. I love Valentine's Day in First Grade because now they can read all those cute little cards!

    Kathy
    First Grade a la Carte

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  33. I love that there are so many fun things to teach in February ~ and winter is closer to ending than it was in January! HA!

    I forgot to leave my email!

    jotackitt@hotmail.com
    ☏Johanna
    First Grade Fanatic!

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  34. I love that February is the shortest month!

    Bonnie
    Living A Wonderful Life
    livingawonderfulife@gmail.com

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  35. what I love about Feb, is that we FINALLY get a cold month here in FL..ha!!
    The Teachers’ Cauldron
    jenross1018@yahoo.com

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  36. There is so much to love about February! We have Winter Fun Day at my school which is so much fun for the kiddos! It doesn't look like we will be sledding this year. On the 13th we will be celebrating the 100th day and then the following week is February break! I'm so excited about February!
    Thanks so much for all you do. You have inspired my first grade team and we love buying and using all your stuff!

    Kristin :)
    kvanooyen4@gmail.com

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  37. Congrats on 4,000 followers! I love all your products on TPT! My favorite thing about February is an excuse to eat CHOCOLATE and teaching about Presidents!

    delanej23460@aol.com

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  38. Wow, what an AMAZING giveaway! I love February in the classroom. The celebration of love, friendship, and CHOCOLATE on Valentines Day is the best :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  39. I love all February because it means icky old Winter is coming to an end and Spring is right around the corner!!

    Kiah
    kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

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  40. I love February because that seems to be when we get the most snow days! It feels so good getting a call at 5:30 a.m. saying that you can go back to sleep! I love your blog, Cara! Keep up the great work!

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  41. I love February because it's means winter is *almost* over :)

    sunburst541@gmail.com

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  42. I love February because it means we are getting closer to spring and flip-flop weather!

    Sunny
    sunnyharp@gmail.com

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  43. Wow, amazing giveaway! I love February because it is a short month!
    Wendi
    wendstei@fc.amdsb.ca

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  44. I love February because it's usually when we get the most snow days! I also love watching the Superbowl!

    Lauren
    LKelly725@gmail.com

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  45. February is when I get to celebrate my 2nd best friend's birthday.
    Tammy
    Forever in First
    niketam@msn.com

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  46. I love February because of Valentines Day and I'm super excited to teach my biography unit.

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    1. The superbowl ( for the food) valentines day ( for the candy) and the lovely week of February vacation!
      Jenn
      mrszecker@gmail.com

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  47. I love the hearts and colors February brings: reds, pinks, purples! Love that combo! I also love that my sweet leap year nephew's birthday is the 29th!

    Peace, Love and First Grade

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  48. Congrats on 4000. That's huge!! I love making the valentines card holders and delivering / opening cards. That was my favourite thing as a kid and still is. It's just all so pink and pretty.

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

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  49. I love that everything is pink, red, and white! Love Valentine's Day just for it's colors!

    Danielle
    Daniellewebber@gmail.com

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  50. I love Splat the Cat! I can't wait to buy your unit. I love February because it is a short month and there are lots of fun things to teach like Valentine's day and black history. Too much for a short month! Also, pretty much everyone in my family has a birthday in February, except for me. Lots of birthday shopping is in store! Have a great weekend! I hope your computer gets fixed quickly.

    swimmingintosecond@att.net
    Swimming into Second

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  51. I can't wait for February because I feel like we will have gotten over the hump that has been January. The readjustment to being back at school was hard for some of mine. We also have a long weekend that I am looking forward to. :)

    cardenfran@gmail.com

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  52. I love February because we celebrate our 100th day of school. As a first year, first grade teacher I'm excited to reach this benchmark! :)

    Melinda
    melindacalvert@gmail.com
    Oh, and your blog rocks.

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  53. Woohoo!! I love all the super cute Valentine card ideas! Can't wait to get started with my own first grader.

    Thanks for the chance and all of the fun ideas!!

    woodwardjamie@aoldotcom

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  54. I just love your blog. I love February because of the love others show in silly and fun ways.

    Staci
    ssgk319@yahoo.com

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  55. I always looked forward to the Africa Day festivities in mid february! It would always have the best themes like "greening Africa" or "the cinema diaspora."
    kelseyannwalsh {at} gmail.com

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  56. I love Valentine's Day with my family!! My kiddos are so sweet and we have the best time telling each other what we love about one another! I love to help the kids with their Valentine cards for their friends too. Chocolates are not bad either!!!!
    Jenn
    jenn7314@yahoo.com

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  57. I love your blog! I'm so excited about this giveaway! My favorite thing about February is celebrating Valentine's Day with my firsties. They're so sweet!
    nissadawn@msn.com

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  58. I love February! My son's birthday is the 16th and he will be 12. My, how time flies!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  59. I love February because I live in Tucson and we get 2 days off for Rodeo. Can't beat a mini vacation!
    Jennifer
    loularkin@comcast.net

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  60. I love February...you can feel the "love" in the air (sounds corny, okay, but it's true!). Thanks for offering this giveaway!

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

    kindergartenteacher@rogers.com

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  61. What I am most excited for in February is celebrating my first 100th Day of School with my kiddos. I have lots of fun activities planned!

    Thank you for offering this excellent giveaway!

    swood1987@aol.com

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  62. This year I love February because it's the month in which I have spring break! ~Hannah

    hshirley@my.centenary.edu

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  63. You are awesome Cara! The thing I love most about February is that it is one month closer to when I can wear flip-flops again! :) (not a huge valentine fan).
    Julie jlee@albertk12.org

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  64. I love the red and pink pop of Valentine's Day colors in the midst of a gloomy winter. Who doesn't like an excuse to celebrate the loves in your life too-our job, the kiddos, significant others, family, and friends!
    Thanks for the offer!
    briannaengle@gmail.com

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  65. I'm most excited for my first 100th day... it is my first year and my kiddos are beyond excited for the big day!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    eamount17@gmail.com

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  66. I love February because of the possibility of snow! I really want to build an upside down snowman!

    Thank you for holding this giveaway!

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  67. Thanks for the chance to win! I am loving all the cute crafts and ideas on Pinterest for Valentine's Day, Black History Month, and Groundhogs Day.

    rieneal@ymail.com

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  68. I love February because it's my birthday. I would love to have the best gift ever...your awesome creations. You're awesome and so creative. Thanks for all you share!

    crystal.houpe@gmail.com

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  69. Hi there Mrs. Carroll,
    What a wonderful blog you have! Love it! I am a teacher too but spend most of my time blogging about cards that I make! It is funny you should ask what I love about February because yesterday after work I spent about 4 hours prepping ideas for February and I was so excited. I love that kindness will be a theme for us and that this month I will focus on how we are similar and different from our classmates, and that is ok to be different! I love the sunshine that is starting to come on more and more too...it just makes us all happy in the classroom. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Smiles,
    Mrs. Croghan

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  70. I love February because it is the "end" of winter in my area and a time to "love " the nice weather coming!

    jnel502002@yahoo.com

    I hope you get your laptop back soon--need me some blogging from you.

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  71. You are wonderful Cara! We need to have a meet up again sometime soon. The first one was so fun! I love having the excuse to put hearts and red and pink all over my classroom and house to decorate. :)

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch
    Colleen(dot)patton115(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I love February because of Valentine's Day-pink and red hearts everywhere, etc..! I also love teaching about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. It's just a fun month!
    ktmelt1995@att.net

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  73. foolishme03@yahoo.com

    Hi Cara ~ I really love Valentine's Day in the month of February!!! It's just so sweet to see the kids exchange Valentines!!

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  74. I love doing Valentine's crafts with my firsties! crusso23@gmail.com

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  75. Hi Cara! I love Valentine's Day and everything that goes along with it-- the arts and crafts, Valentine's Day parties, Valentine's exchanges at school, and of course spending time with loved ones. I follow all of your blogs and look forward to your updates! Thank you again for sharing so many wonderful ideas!!

    Mariel
    mariel8588@gmail.com

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  76. I love the 100th day...it always falls in February for us!!
    clwhite1003@gmail.com

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  77. I love celebrating Valentine's Day.

    lj.dehartchuck@gmail.com

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  78. What an awesome giveaway!! I love Valentine's Day...I guess because I just love love! What's not to love about a day full of mushy gushy pink and red things!? HA It is also such a fun time at school because the kids get so excited about it!

    Elisabeth
    edelk@allonselementary.com

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  79. I love February because we get to do fun activities involving a fun holiday. January is super low key when it comes to celebrating holidays. After all of the December celebrations and exciting units, January is kind of blah. Ha. Thanks for offering this fantastic deal! You are awesome and I love all your ideas-You've helped me out a ton in this first year of first grade:)

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  80. I love planning my lovely little girls' birthday parties.
    mindywise1@sbcglobal.net

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  81. I love February because midyear assessments are done! I also LOVE a nice box of Godiva truffles for Valentine's Day!

    Love your blog every month of the year!

    pcluner@aol.com

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  82. I love the days off in February!

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  83. This is an amazing giveaway! My favorite thing about February is Valentine's Day. I just love celebrating the chance to love and be loved. I also love that I can decorate my classroom with all things PINK!

    Jessica
    jmbayly@liberty.edu

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  84. I love February because it's my first promising glimpse at spring {Groundhog's Day}...that, and I love celebrating Valentine's Day with my kiddos...it's fun, but not wild and crazy like Halloween or the hubub of Christmas...

    hollywazy4@gmail.com

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  85. WOW! What an AWESOME giveaway! :) My favorite thing about February is that we are one month closer to spring and getting rid of all this cold weather. :) I also LOVE that my babies SOAK up so much this time of year. :)

    Jamie
    jmayas@albertk12.org
    Mrs. Mayas' Kinders

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  86. I love February because its my birthday month!!! I also love all the cute activities that I am able to incorporate!! Crossing my fingers that I win!!
    Rebecca
    rebecca.browning@boone.kyschools.us
    darlininfirst.blogspot.com

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  87. Fun giveaway! I love Valentine's Day as an extra reason to shower those I love with extra attention. Also, my birthday is in February!
    jjclick@hotmail.com

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  88. WOW! 4000 followers! That's just amazing! One of my favorite things about February is Groundhog's Day! I just think those little critters are adorable. :)

    You're just simply inspirational! Thanks for the chance to win all these goodies!
    Kelly
    Beg, Borrow, Steal

    kellymchaffie@hotmail.com

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  89. I love February because it is a month full of special family events- my birthday, my dad's birthday, and my grandparent's anniversary, who were a great example of love all year round.

    Cristina
    mcnattc@gmail.com

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  90. I love how my 1st grade kiddos get excited to share Valentine's with EVERYONE! We all feel special on V-Day. I recently found your blog and have shared so much with my 1st grade team. Thank you!
    Ty (tyseverson_2004@hotmail.com)

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  91. I love February because of all of the great holidays I can incorporate into my lessons!

    as420310@gmail.com

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  92. What a wonderful giveaway!! My favorite thing about February is letting the kids make their own boxes (some teachers do bags) at home with family. Some get SO creative! Love it!

    ashleyhenwood24@gmail.com

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  93. I love that it's one month closer to spring and more sunshine!
    Kelly Campbell

    kelly_burnard@hotmail.com

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  94. I love that there are so many activities to do in February...and what a great time to teach about friendships and how we treat others.

    Congrats on 4,000 followers. You're extremely talented!

    Meggen
    meggen.devlin@gmail.com

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  95. What a great giveaway!! I love February for many reasons. We're closer to spring, the kiddos love Valentine's Day activities, and you have an excuse to spoil the ones you love :)

    Calli.schott@gmail.com

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  97. Congrats of 4000! whoa! I love celebrating President's Day with my students! Anything to promote their love of our country!

    Kristen Christenberry
    kristenchristenberry@yahoo.com

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  98. Wow....4000 followers. I cannot imagine! I love your blog. I love February because there are so many fun areas/ holidays to celebrate in the curriculum!!
    Ashleybowlesreed@hotmail.com

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  99. I love that February means I am 4 weeks closer to meeting our baby girl and spending four wonderful months on Maternity leave getting to know her:)

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  100. I am a self-proclaimed nerd, so for me the best part of February is President's Day. I love using this holiday as an excuse to teach my students some history about our country (and the 4 day weekend isn't bad either)

    Jennyfer
    jen_muprhine@hotmail.com
    www.teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com

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  101. I'm student teaching this semester and I think February will be so much fun for my first graders :) I've already started planning for Valentine's Day and having them learn while doing fun activities will be a blast! I love all of your ideas and I've used so many already! Thank you!
    Lauren- teachislove@gmail.com

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  102. I love February because it's the month of love! It's so much to plan activities for the kiddos, plus it means spring is around the corner!

    Jessica
    Jessicoffey@gmail.com

    www.jkcoffeyfamily.blogspot.com

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  103. What a prize!! My favorite thing about Feb is the Valentine candy. I've got a huge sweet tooth. :)
    -Ashlan {ashlanclements{at}gmail.com

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  104. My favorite thing about February is the break and all of the festive activities with my firsties! LOVE LOVE the SPLAT unit! :)
    dcatabia@gmail.com

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  105. It is a packed month and I love it! Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, Super Bowl, President 's Day, 100th Day of school and Black History Month. Thanks for the give away! Sylvia, sraigosa505@aol.com

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  106. I love all the fun holidays in February... 100th Day of School, V-Day, President's Day just to name a few! Thanks for sharing so many of your ideas with the masses! I have not used one yet that my kiddos didn't just adore! dstubbs@responsiveed.com

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  107. Hi Cara,

    There are so many fun things in February that make teaching fun- Groundhog's Day, 100th day, Valentine's Day and President's Day. Throw in a winter break and you have a month that's perfect (well, except that it's too cold here in New England!)

    ~ Amy

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  108. I love that we may possibly have a few SNOW days in February! Thanks for sharing some many amazing ideas! You definitely inspire me!

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  109. My favorite part about THIS February is MARDI GRAS! I am going to a ball again this year and cannot wait!

    -Ms. Thomas

    The First Grade Jungle

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  110. Your new unit looks great! The best part of February is celebrating Valentine's Day, the 100th Day, and February break!!!
    jduffek@opschools.org

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  111. My favorite thing about February is my niece, Julia, who was born on Groundhog's Day- February 2nd!

    Leah Russell
    leah_russell@hotmail.com

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  112. I love that my husband asked me to marry him 14 years ago in February!!

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  113. I love Valentine's Day!! In my classroom we call February LOVE month!! I have each student bring in a picture of someone special they want to do nice things for all month! We write about why we love them and what we will do for them during love month!!! Last year one of my students picked me. She was so sweet, leaving me notes and pictures all month long!!

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  114. My favorite part about February is Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts! :)
    saragild22@yahoo.com

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  115. I think that February is a great month in the classroom because there are so many different events to celebrate--100th day (normally), Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day (which is one of my favorites--all year), President's Day--etc... Thanks for the give away! smore987@yahoo.com

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  116. February is fantastic because it means Spring is right around the corner!! Woohoo :) Thanks for a great give away!
    katewintuska@insightbb.com

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  117. I love February because it's my birthday month:)

    Thanks, Sara

    Sabower_419@hotmail.com

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  118. What I love about February is there is so many things going on, but the best part is the chocolate!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  119. My favorite part of February is our missions parade! I teach at a Christian School, and we have a big parade to celebrate the missionaries for our missions conference at our church. I'm super excited this year, because my 2nd graders have raised over $3,700 to give to them!! They have worked hard!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win EVERYTHING in your tpt store! I would love to win this for my class! They deserve it!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  120. I love all the cute decorations that go with Valentine's Day! I tend to go overboard at my house and my classroom! kslusher10@gmail.com

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  121. My favorite thing about February will HOPEFULLY be that the Patriots win the Superbowl...here's hoping!!

    Thanks for the giveaway - fingers crossed for that, too!!

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  122. I love all the pink, red and hearts!
    Kelly
    Kellyniki@yahoo.com

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  123. I love party planning in February... my daughter will be 4! The life of a teacher and parent :-)

    Thanks,Nicole
    dashkovitz111@aol.com

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  124. I love the massive amounts of chocolate that I will consume. The massive amount of weight gained...not so much.
    laurapecor@gmail.com

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  125. My favorite thing about February is Valentine's Day! An excuse for my husband to buy me flowers and tons of chocolate? Yes, please!
    wakefield_anna@yahoo.com

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  126. I love February for many reasons.... Valentine's Day, basketball on Saturdays and one step closer to spring.
    srdavis1824@yahoo.com
    Sandi Davis

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  127. I love February because there are so many things to celebrate, Groundhogs day, Valentines day, 100th day, dental health, black history, etc. I also love that I can say, "Spring starts next month".
    charsom68@aol.com

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  128. My favorite thing about February is the colors (pinks, purples, and red) and all the celebrations (birthdays- at least 7, including my husband; Groundhog Day; Valentine's Day; Presidents' Day; Leap Year). It's just a happy month, full of love and kindness.

    heathernnance@yahoo.com

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  129. February is fun as we celebrate 101 days of 1st grade and valentines day. My favorite is really our patriotic day in honor of president's day. I love this month
    I love what you share with all of us

    lclothier@cakmail.org

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  130. I love February...because it's a happy month and it's short :)

    Kim
    First Grade Facts

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  131. wow...everything?! i love celebrating my dad's birthday in february. emme.elle.peterson{at}gmail.com

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  132. I like that winter is half over and we have hardly had any snow. I hope I don't jinx it!!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  133. My favorite thing about February is my middle son was born in this month!!
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@msn.com

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  134. February is special because it has lots of holidays and birthdays, super bowl, there's still a chance for the snow we haven't seen this winter, and spring is just around the corner! It's a transition month.

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  135. I love all the fun activities I do with my first graders. February is the shortest month, but we pack a lot in there!

    jessburkhart@gmail.com

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  136. I love it because it's short and means spring is almost here :)
    kristenkennedy5@gmail.com

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  137. I love that my best friend is due to have her baby in February:).

    Mm308501@ohio.edu

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  138. I love February because it's my birthday month and my first daughter was born the day after my own special day. It's a wonderful reminder of a miracle each year. Thanks for your generosity! My email is c.sienknecht@google.com. Happy blogging from Fabulous-Firsts.blogspot.com.

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  139. I love it because my birthday is in February. :) :)
    picklenetty@yahoo.com

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  140. I love February because it's a time to show kindness and love.

    ruskieroo@centurylink.net

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  141. I love February because of Valentines day with my kiddos! I love watching them make valentines for each other and being sweet to each other!

    lisadaniels67@sbcglobal.net

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  142. Well, I'm just being honest here. I love February because we get two three-day weekends and it's a short month! :)
    ateenytinyteacher@yahoo.com
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  143. I love February because it's the month I was married :)!

    Cindy

    Cfhullsharp@gmail.com

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  144. I love how everything is pink, red and happy filled with hearts and love! I also love how it gets cold but we know spring is right around the corner!!

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  145. This is my 1st offical post to a blog - I have just been blog stalking until now! My favortive part of February is that 1st graders can still write "Love" on a valentine to any boy or girl in the class and mean just that. No boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. Just palin old LOVE!
    Kris Martinson
    klm100@aol.com

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  146. I love February because it's one step closer to Spring and warmer weather!

    ashleysanderson1@hotmail.com

    flyinghighinfirst.blogspot.com

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  147. I love February because it's my birthday month! :)

    diligent JOY, Megan

    mkailhofer@gmail.com

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  148. I love February because of valentines day and then my birthday 4 days after that! I also love the super bowl, being able to have lots if red and pink decorations, and being closer to spring!
    Debbie
    Dtarkow2@gmail.com

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  149. I love that there are soooo many holidays during February! Groundhog Day, 100th Day, Valentine's Day...it's such a fun month to get my craft on with my sweet first graders! =)

    skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

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  150. I LOVE all of the great holidays in February, that the month is naturally full of love, and it's my birthday month!
    jasturkie@gmail.com

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  151. I love all of the Valentine's Day candy on sale!
    kate.hazelton@gmail.com

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  152. I love February because the days are growing longer and there's the promise of warmer weather in the air BUT you still can be hit by a huge snowstorm! :)

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  153. My absolute favorite thing about February is Valentine's Day. My daughter, Annabelle (7), insists on homemaking her valentines. We've been doing it since she was two. No boxed things for this girl...WHICH. I. LOVE!!! We always have the best time trying to come up with something better and more creative than the previous year. We usually start on them in mid-January because we always have so many to make between school friends, 2 dance classes, and church friends. Lots of girl time. Though, both of my boys this year, 5 and 3, requested to make homemade cards. Of course, that might change if they see the boxed cards. I spotted some Lego puzzle cards that I'm pretty sure would rock their world! LOL!

    thelacy4@windstream.net

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  154. Hi sweet lady! Thanks so much for posting today. The Black History Month unit you linked sounds PERFECT for Social Studies! Also, I can't wait to buy your Valentine's Day pack.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your laptop. Yuck!

    I love, love, love teaching Black History Month in February. My students are always SO interested in learning about important people in history. I also L-O-V-E doing different activities all about friendship and kindness during the week of Valentine's Day!

    Have a great weekend! THANKS!

    My e-mail address is lyndseykuster@gmail.com

    Lyndsey
    ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

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  155. I'm crazy about February because there are a million and one things to teach with your kiddos! I love all the sweet gestures, too!
    apreece@access.k12.wv.us

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  156. I love celebrating the 100 th day of school and Valentines Day with my kindergarten class. We do a writing project about our friends and I love displaying the writing with tissue paper hearts on our bulletin board.

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  157. Wow! What an awesome giveaway! How exciting! I love February because my Kinders are really blossoming, *LOVE* is in the air, Texas weather is usually cool and crisp and it is inching closer to Spring Break! :)
    Cheryl
    cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Crayons and Curls

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  158. What I love most about February is Valentine's Day! I'm such a sucker for it :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  159. My parents were married on February 1...even though they are both gone now, way too early, I love the month of February because they loved one another so much! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

    Cindi

    absees123s@aol.com

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  160. I am soooooo excited about this giveaway!!!! I love all of your centers. Being from Pennsylvania, I would have to say my favorite thing about February is when Punxsutawney Phil gives his weather forecast. I hope this year he says spring is right around the corner. I also like flowers and chocolate for Valentine's Day.

    Jessica

    Run529@aol.com

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  161. I love February because there's SO much that we can celebrate and tie-in to our learning!
    -Melanie

    melgrapes@hotmail.com

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  162. February is the month I felt my daughter kick for the first time, right around Valentine's Day. First pregnancy. First daughter. Love.

    primarypractice@gmail.com

    primary practice

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  163. I love all of your units! What a fantastic giveaway! I love the 100th day of school, which falls on Valentines day for us this year!! We have a huge celebration at school and the kiddos just love it!!

    My email is: sellison25@yahoo.com
    Thanks,
    Shana

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  164. Congrats on 4,000 followers!!!! If I won all of your units I might just pass out in excitement. And our lamination machine would be working non-stop for the next few weeks.

    What I love most about February? Our midyear assessments are DONE and I feel like I can finally have a month on uninterrupted teaching! Plus, we'll usually have a snow day in there :-)

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  165. How awesome! I love February for Valentine's Day of course. Pink is my favorite color and I love all the lovey dovey stuff :)

    kourtneypayton83@yahoo.com

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  166. What an awesome giveaway! My firsties and I would be in heaven if we won these units! My favorite thing about February is all the pink! I maintain that blue and green are my favorite colors, but there is something about pink that just makes me smile. :)

    oustephanie@msn.com

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  167. Congrats on your 4000 followers. We all love you. :) I love February because of my birthday!

    heydanvi@gmail.com

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  168. I love valentines day chocolates! Kelodowd@Gmail.com

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  169. My favorite part of February is Valentine's Day! I do lots of "love"ly crafts with my class and they have so much! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!

    Michelle
    glea220@yahoo.com

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  170. My favorite thing about the month of February is giving myself a pat on the back for all of the New Year's Resolutions that I have actually kept! (and hopefully will continue) For the resolutions I haven't kept...well I will try again! I also really enjoy seeing the progress that my first graders have made so far! I always say that February is the month in which they start developing into future second graders!
    Mrs. A
    stanziales1@yahoo.com

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  171. I love February because it is the shortest month. Sometimes my paycheck can't some soon enough.


    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  172. Wow - what an amazing giveaway! Congrats on 4,000 followers! My fingers are double crossed :) I think my favorite thing about February is that it's a short month. I don't mean to sound negative/ depressing, but winters in Chicago are cold and March means we are getting closer to warmer weather!

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  173. Wow! As already stated, your blog is AMAZING!
    I love February for many reasons....heart shaped pancakes on Valentine's, Girl Scout cookies, buying sappy love movies and watching them in my jammies on those l-o-n-g holiday weekends, guaranteed date night with the hubby, and at school our annual 1st grade Patriotic Program- its the sweetest.
    (keeping my fingers crossed :)
    Nicole
    my email: gutierrezjason@sbcglobal.net

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  174. I love February because it gives me reason to make The Barefoot Contessa's shortbread cookies - yummy! Also, who doesn't love the variety of little heart shapes made by kinders and first graders..cute!
    twinpetersons@comcast.net

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  175. I love February because of all the fun mini holidays there are to celebrate...plus there is always a reason to include chocolate and cute art projects in all the valentines activities!

    Allyson
    Allysonbollenbach@gmail.com

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  176. I love February because it's the month my son was born! Even if I don't win, I'll probably end up buying the rest of your units because I love them so much! Thanks so much for all you do!

    Melissa

    mkbisson@gmail.com

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  177. Cara--

    I am a long time reader (ahem...STALKER!)and have been so inspired by your blog! Each time you update, I think to myself, "When I grow up, I'm gonna be the kind of teacher Cara is...some day!!!". Anyway, the thing that I love about February is that it is chockful of learning opportunities. I swear, it's the shortest month, but it is packed with so many holidays, events, etc...you can barely fit it all in! Good luck with the computer. Now you'll have more time for the boys in your life!

    Katie
    ktbug6254@gmail.com

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  178. I love Feb. because it's a short month! Ha! I also love that it means we are one month closer to spring and warmer weather! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway!

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  179. Forgot to tell you why I love February...I love February because 6 years ago in February, I found out I was going to be a mommy for the second time; after a heartbreaking miscarriage that broke my heart! My heart was full again!!!!!

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  180. I Love that my birthday is in February!! Thanks for helpih me be a better teacher with all your ideas.

    Ashley.e.McMahon@gmail.com

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  181. Happy almost February! I love February because I get to celebrate my fabulous dad's birthday!!! Love your blog!

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  182. My favorite thing about February is watching my daughter spread out every valentine on the kitchen table and explaining who gave her each one. So cute! Congrats on 4,000 followers.
    Tammy
    primaryparadise@gmail.com

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  183. My favorite thing about February is ....CHOCOLATE!! I also love the valentine cards that my first graders love to give and receive!!

    Tammy
    twebb65@gmail.com

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  184. February is my favorite because I have a great excuse to eat as much chocolate as I can get my hands on! =)


    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti
    primarygraffiti(at)yahoo.com

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  185. I love February because of the beautiful weather we get to enjoy here in Arizona! I LOVE all your products, you are such an inspiration!
    Angie @ www.fallintofirst.com
    angielneal@gmail.com

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  186. Hi Cara - I love your blogs and materials! I think the thing I love the most about my first graders in February is that things finally click for so many of them. They can read! And maybe even do two step problems!

    lauracarew@gmail.com

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  187. I love February because of Valentine's Day & For the Love of Reading month! It's fun to have the parents come in and read with their kids!!

    Cait

    Sliding into First!
    c_anderson022@yahoo.com

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  188. Congratulations! I love February because of all the chocolate. Enough time has passed from New Years, so everyone feels ok to indulge again.
    Life with Mrs. L

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  189. I Love February because of Valentine's Day and the true love my students show to each other. I also love that there is always a chance of a snow day in February.
    Donna2511@aol.com

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  190. I love February because I also LOVE candy!!

    morganalysewhite@gmail.com

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  191. I love February because it is my birthday month! I live in the Midwest and February is normally a dreary month so my birthday helps to make it a fun month! Jenna - lapenta211@yahoo.com

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  192. congrats! I love February because it's Valentine's and my Birthday~
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  193. I love February because of the underlying theme of kindness, respect, and tolerance of others. I also love all of the pink and red!!!

    jbender418@yahoo.com

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  194. I love February because of Valentine's Day and all of they yummy treats I get to indulge in! Thanks for your awesome blog! I have gotten so many wonderful ideas from you! You are a great inspiration!

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  195. CONGRATS!! Yours is the first teacher blog I discovered and oh my word, I am SO glad!

    February is such a fun month for the kids to show each other love (and their teacher with quiet voices and following directions ;) ). I also love all of the fun V.Day things and President's Day, especially since I love Abe Lincoln.

    Congrats again!!

    Heidi
    heidimhopper@gmail.com

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  196. I love how the students seem to become more and more independent this time of year and of course any excuse to eat chocolate.
    rarbarker@hotmail.com

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  197. So much happening in February.
    njyost@gmail.com

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  198. I love Valentine's Day! And also President's Day (a random day off is always a nice treat :) )!
    -Michelle
    mjanci@gmail.com

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  199. While I do love Valentine's Day, I LOVE Groundhog Day. Something about it makes me happy and I love the cute groundhog cupcakes we make! :)
    Vickie - vick727@yahoo.com
    Mrs. Plant's Press

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