Monday, February 25, 2013

My Inspiration

I thought that a quick break from our normal blog posts was in order. Our friend Dana is hosting her first Linky Party about things that inspire us. So I thought about what was inspiring me today and my daughter came to my mind. She is in the second grade and is big for her age. At her last dr appointment, the dr said that she needed to lose about 25 pounds. And in fact, so do I. So we both started eating healthy and exercising more. She has lost 5 pounds so far and I am so proud of her. She got me off the couch and off my computer because of her commitment to lose that weight. I even joined a Yoga salon and love, love going. So, here's to those extra 20 pounds coming off soon!!! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy February

It is so hard to believe that February is here. 2013 is going fast!!

I wanted to make something really cute for Valentine's Day. So, I started making this game and didn't get it finished until tonight. Instead of a cute Valentine name, I just named it Spanish Heart Vowel Match. You can use it for a Valentine's Day activity if you want. It can be used anytime because it is to cute. I found this sweet little red box at the Dollar Tree along with a set of clothespins.

Students select a card and find the vowel that it starts with. By using the clothespins to mark the letter, they will be strengthening those fine motor muscles. I think that I might try to find some smaller clothespins or even colored ones to add to my game. I am also going to place a sticker on the back where the correct letter is to make it self-checking.

Have a great Valentine's Day with your loved ones!

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