New Name and New Look!

I’m excited to announce that i{heart}edu is getting a new name a new look!  Soon we’ll be switching over to we{heart}edu and getting a facelift!  Here’s a fun little preview of what’s to come.


Check back in the next few days for all of the details about the switch.

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Whoo Will Be my Valentine? {Owl Themed Valentine Party}

Valentine's Day Owl Party!Whoo’s ready for Valentine’s Day?!?!  I just think this Valentine’s Day Owl Themed Party pack is a HOOT!  It was so much fun coming up with the Owl Bag that you just have to attach to a brown lunch sack and you have an inexpensive but fun Valentine’s card catcher!

I’m also a huge advocate for healthy/healthier treats at school when possible (I know some schools are banned from having treats at all).  If you are allowed to bring food here are some of my favorite Valentine’s Day healthy snacks!

Our healthy treats are strawberry smoothies, valentines chex mix and heart shaped fruit skewers.

Our healthy valentine’s treats are strawberry smoothies, valentines chex mix and heart-shaped fruit skewers.

My kids always love the strawberry smoothies we even tried to cut strawberries in half one year and stick them on the side of the cup so it would look like a heart…that didn’t exactly work out too well for us, but hey it might for you!

If you’d like the recipe to print off for your students or to use in your classroom just click the picture below.  This recipe serves 2 so if you are making a batch for your whole classroom you’ll have to adjust it accordingly.  Enjoy!

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Click on the picture for a free copy of this recipe to share with your class!

The chex mix was gluten-free and had special gluten-free red m&m type candies in it. YUM!  Then our fruit skewers were suppose to be watermelon, but for some reason that didn’t work out (maybe they weren’t in season in our area?) so a creative room parent came up with cutting strawberries to look like hearts.  Notice how the orange slices are shaped like arrows!!

I have two Valentine’s Day packets to share with you today.  The first one is my newest “Whoo Will be My Valentine? {Owl Themed Party Pack}”  I included several options and colors where necessary to give the option for boys as well as the girls!

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Inside You’ll Find:
*Owl Paper Bag Valentine’s Craft {use for collecting Valentine’s} {templates & directions}
*”Whoo Will Be My Valentine?” Headband
*”Owl Always Think You’re Sweet!” Snack Bag Toppers {3 styles}
*Whoo Loves a Good Book?” & “Reading is a HOOT” Gift Bookmarks
*Owl Themed Valentine’s Cards (4 styles)
*Owl Valentine Pencil Toppers or Cupcake Toppers
*”Whoo Loves a Good Book?” & “Reading is a Hoot!” Bookmarks (3 styles total)
*Happy Valentine’s Day Banner/ Pennant

For a great lesson in having a thankful heart check out my “Give Thanks with a Thankful Heart” packet.

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Oh and of course a picture of my little model showing off the Valentine’s Day Headband!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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100th Day of School Fun & Owl Themed 100th Day

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The 100th Day of School has been one of my favorite days of the year.  There’s so much excitement about this day from kids bringing in their collections of 100 items to dressing up and doing 100’s of activities (not to mention it marks a place on the calendar to remind you that you’re over half-way through the year, exciting for students and teachers alike)!

I love to go all out on the 100th Day and I found these amazing ideas on Pinterest to share.

1.  Build a 100 Cup Structure  How much fun would this be?  You could even have two stations set up and have a little competition to see who could build a structure first that doesn’t fall over.

2.  100 Snack This looks like a tasty treat to pass out to your kiddos using Chips Ahoy and Vienna Fingers. Yum!

3. 100 Hands Heart This is such a neat idea especially being so close to Valentine’s Day!

4. 100 Number Art I have done this for the last few years and love it!  We had a die cut machine last year which made it really easy.  It’s so interesting to see what the kids come up with.

5. 100th Day Door Decor  I love this!  The kids would be so excited to come and see something like this hanging from your door when they first get to school.

6. 100 Fingers Art This is a great activity to practice up on skip counting and to get a little messy!

7. 100 Years Old I just love all of the art you can do with kids that have them imagine themselves when they are 100 years old.

One other favorite activity I’ve done is to flip the idea of dressing up as a 100-year-old (other classrooms did this in my school and I was wanting to change it up a little) and to have the students dress up like it was 100 years ago.

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Aren’t these two the cutest?  They are dressing as if they were in 1912.  So darling!!

If you’re looking for fun decorations and activities to do for the 100th Day that are Owl themed I’ve created a “Look Whoo’s 100 Days Smarter!” Celebration Pack!

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I just love this pack!  It has a fun owl headband, 100 Days Smarter Certificates, Owl Activity Packet, Owl Badges, 100th Day Banner and more!

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100th Day Paisley headband blogI couldn’t resist adding a picture of the cutest little model showing off the 100th Day Headband!

Happy 100th Day of School to all of you.  What’s your favorite 100th Day Activity?

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TpT Sunday Super Sale

2513Hey Everyone!  I’m so excited to be participating in this year’s SUNDAY SUPER SALE!  On February 3rd if you come to My TpT Store and you enter the promo code: SUPER when you check out, you will be able to get 28% off your total purchase (and this is regardless if your favorite team wins the Super Bowl or not)!

Here are a few of my favorite items that will be on sale:

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My Top Selling Owl Themed Classroom Packet!

Owl Behavior Clip Chart System

My complete OWL-Standing Behavior Chart System

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All of my 7 Habits Craftivities!

My 100th Day Owl Themed Celebration Packet!

My 100th Day Owl Themed Celebration Packet!

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And it’s not too late for Groundhog Day Fun!

During the lulls of the game or for a fun Half-Time break come on over and do some shopping!  You may want to fill up your wish list now (then you can enjoy some no-brainer purchasing).

See you Sunday!




Groundhog Day Activities {Pop-up Craft, Mini-book and More!}


I have to be honest, I’m really hoping that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow this year!  I love warm weather and I’m already ready for some sunny days and gardening.

I created this Groundhog Day Unit as a fun way for students to learn some facts about groundhogs and make an enjoyable craft at the same time.  I almost squealed with delight the first time I had the groundhog pop in and back out of his burrow with the craft stick.

There is a groundhog reader included that has an easy reader version and a little more advanced version.  I love having the options to challenge more advanced readers while meeting the needs of the up and coming readers as well!


Here’s what you’ll find inside:

*”All About Groundhogs” Non-fiction mini-book (2 different leveled books, 2 styles- 1 with illustrations/1 without)

*”Groundhogs” Can-Have-Are Brainstorm

*All About Groundhogs/ Happy Groundhog Day! Writing Pages (2 Different writing line options for differentiated learning)

*”Groundhog Craftivity” (includes: pop-up groundhog template, groundhog burrow printout/labels, & instructions)

*Take-Home Groundhog Review Game (game board, question cards, directions/answer key, groundhog game pieces)



You can find my unit HERE if you’d like to purchase it!

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