March Craftivity Showcase {GIVEAWAY!}

March Madness!
St. Patrick's Day!
Spring!
and state testing.
 
I have a bit of a "love-hate" relationship with the month of March.

I love that it means warmer temperatures, that I have less than three months until another school year draws to a close, that I get to celebrate my one-quarter Irish heritage, AND that I get the opportunity to beat my husband in our annual NCAA March Madness Pool competition!

And while "hate" is a strong word to use, I'm not a fan of Lent or State Testing - both of which are also associated with the month of March for me.

Oh well, we take the good with the bad, right?!  :)

I received feedback a couple of weeks ago that truly warmed my heart.  This individual simply commented "Great craftivity!! Love the concept of learning plus a craft! I can tell you love what you do!".  Those words packed a punch for me - a happy one!  I read those words and kind of stepped back and thought about it.  Yeah!  I thought, I really do love what I do!  From start to finish, I LOVE creating craftivities.  I love coming up with a creative idea for an ELA concept that I think has a shot at really "sticking" in a student's mind.  I love hunting for graphics that will fit my vision.  I enjoy creating the resource, thinking about future students completing the worksheets, cutting, coloring, and gluing.  I love thinking about a student's satisfaction at seeing their completed piece.  Finally, I love thinking about them displayed on bulletin boards or in hallways throughout the country - or even beyond! 


Yeah!  I really do love what I do!

After all that... here's a look at my "Perfect-for-March" ELA craftivities! (Click on any image to be directed to the resource at my TpT store.)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Idiom-Craftivity-for-Saint-Patricks-Day-1113430
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fact-and-Opinion-Craftivity-featuring-basketball-and-March-Madness-599434
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parts-of-Speech-Spring-Craftivity-Lets-Give-a-Tweet-for-Parts-of-Speech-1115472

I will briefly mention that if you want to check out all of my March-specific resources, you can see a listing of them all here.

***Would you like to do one of the above craftivities with your students sometime this month?  THREE winners will receive their choice of one of the above ELA craftivities!  (As always, though, if a winner has already purchased what they want above,  they can select another craftivity from my store!)


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Good luck,

30 comments:

  1. Deb- I purchased these already and LOVE them! We've already completed the St. Patrick's Day one! I have great pics to share with you!

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  2. I would really like to do the Idiom Craftivity with my students. The state test for writing is that week, so this would be a great activity for after that to get them back into a reading frame of mind. :)

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  3. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love your Fact and Opinion Craftivity (featuring basketball and March Madness)!!!! My kiddos would love it!

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  4. Great giveaway! I would take any of the craftivities! I think like the Parts of Speech Craftivity. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  5. Always love your craftivities. I would choose the march madness basketball craftivity, because our family lives for March madness ( 2 of us are counting the days until we get to see games live!) and because my student can always use more practise with fact and opinion.

    Thanks,
    Kcooper@sd83.bc.ca

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  6. I think I'd have to go for the Fact and Opinion Craftivity because I think my boys would love it! (and some of my girls, too)

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  7. I would love the idiom craftivity.
    rockingitin3rd@gmail.com

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  8. Love the parts of speech craftivity!

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  9. Parts of Speech Craftivity.
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  10. I actually teach Science and History. So why am I a fan? I love your ELA craftivities for helping students understand the History nonfiction text. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I LOVE it!! That is so neat to hear - thanks so much for taking the time to share this with me! ~Deb

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  11. Nonfiction Text Structure Powerpoint: Complete Introduction to 5 types- Soccer

    I forgot to include the product...Oops

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  12. I am quickly becoming a Crafting Connections Fan!! Your store is becoming one of my most visited. I just finished your genre craftivity with my 6th grade class. The idioms look great for m 7th graders (as a fun review as we just finished figurative language) and your basketball lesson looks super engaging!!! Thanks for sharing your work!!!

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    1. WOW!!! You've totally made my day; thank you so much for your encouraging words! There are so very many great resources at TpT, so to know that my store is a "regular visit" for you floors me. Thanks again!
      ~Deb

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  13. Oops-I forgot to mention-I would like to win the basketball one : )

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  14. Thank you for your wonderful activities- If I was to win I would pick the Part of Speech Spring Craftivity!!!

    Thank you again!!!
    Sherry
    johnscerbo@bellsouth.net

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  15. I would choose the basketball one! I already own the tweet birds!!! Super adorable!
    scheinbere@hotmail.com

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  16. Love love love your craftivities! Thank you for always giving us the opportunity to win them through giveaways, as well as offering them 50% off the first couple days of posting them. I always check your store first when I'm on TpT just to see if you've posted anything new recently. I have this bundle already, and we did the st. Patrick's day idioms. Just waiting to get the bulletin board up so I can take pictures and share them with you.....one of these days. I have plans to do the parts of speech spring craftivity next week. If I win, I'd love your genres craftivity or figurative language craftivity. One of the few I don't already own! :). Happy Sunday and thanks for being such a great teacher! Your kiddos are so lucky to have you and we are so lucky to have you share your ideas with the rest of us. Just out of curiosity, any plans to make any cinco de mayo craftivities for may? I don't now if cinco de mayo is even a big day for you in your eck of the woods. :)

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    1. That should be know and neck of the woods. Typing while nursing my nine month old. We teachers know how to multitask! ;)

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    2. Thank you, Cheryl! You are always so kind! I can't wait to see your photos when you get a chance to finish up the idiom project! I'm so glad that you mentioned cinco de mayo! Yep, we celebrate it here in Iowa, too, with a big parade and a an all-day event at the Convention Center. I love to go watch the dancers and eat the food! :) I had been thinking a little about May craftivities, and Mother's Day, May Day, & Memorial Day crossed my mind, but I hadn't thought about cinco de mayo! THANK YOU for the idea!!

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  17. I think I would choose the fact/opinion craftivity because it is a difficult concept for my students & linking it to March Madness would make it fun. Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  18. If I won...I would definitely pick the St. Patrick's Day craftivity because we have been discussing idioms the past week. Thanks for the giveaway, Deb!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  19. I would love any of them! It would be SO hard to choose if I won!

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  20. Parts of Speech Craftivity is the one I'd choose, even though they all look great!

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  21. I think I would choose the Parts of Speech Craftivity, although I really like the Fact/Opinion one, too.

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  22. Love all your crafts! I have these, so any others would be an awesome addition! Thanks :)

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  23. Any of your fabulous craftivities would make my students happy!

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  24. You have cute and clever ideas. Love your thematic crafts!

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