Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Valentines & a Great Giveaway!

Happy belated Valentine's Day. . . we were SO busy around this place making valentines for 48 friends and 10 teachers plus our grandparents, that {perspectives} has been a bit neglected, but I'm back!  

The boys had a great time making their valentine boxes.  It was super easy, cheap, and fast!  I love how they turned out!

We bought some cards for grandparents.  The we {signed}, {sealed}, and {delivered} them with love! After my mom [Granny Lin] got hers in the mail, and she said it brought an "instant smile to her face."  That's the effect we were going for!

A couple of years ago I purchased this book, and it's adorable.  We had a blast using our candy hearts in so many creative ways.  One of my favorite things about this book is that it talks about consonants, vowels, rhyming words, color words, and so many other skills that are relevant for beginning readers. The boys were incredibly creative with these hearts.  They stacked them, sorted them, counted them, made letters and numbers with them, made shapes with them, and then of course. . .gobbled them up!

It has been way too long since I've done a giveaway.  Way too long!  So when I got an invite from Sterling Publishers to participate in a book promotion, I was so excited.  You can view a clip about the book in the video that's below.  I think this book would be fun for any classroom.  My boys fell in love with it instantly.  It's a perfect read aloud for the 100th day of school, you could also use it to discuss setting, it could be used as a writing tool to help students write lists, or you could practice counting skills.  There are really numerous ways that it can be used to engage students for reading, writing, science, social studies, or math. Take a look.  If you're interested in this amazing book, leave a comment below.  A winner will be randomly selected on Sunday night (2/24)!

Flaps upon flaps upon flaps—100 of them—are layered on top of each other like gift boxes filled with surprises!  Acclaimed master paper engineer and illustrator David Carter offers children a magical experience as they uncover an array of 100 wonderful things in a treasure trove of landscapes.


  1. This looks really cute! I just know my kids would love it!

  2. This book looks great! I love all the flaps & know my students would too!
    1st grade special educator

  3. Your boys are just too cut for words!!
    Of course I would love a good book! :)

  4. This book looks so cool! Thanks for the chance to win one! I so enjoy seeing your boys grow and become learners! They are too cute for words!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  5. What a fun book! It is literally full of surprises :). My students would love this book!

  6. How cute! This book would be so engaging for my kinders; thanks for the opportunity to win it

  7. I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it!!! I would love this book too!!


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