Thursday, July 21, 2011

Leave Me A Heartprint...

I made it through my first week of blogging. Let's celebrate!  
I am having a giveaway for a 10$ TPT gift certificate.  

We all have our favorites books that we read at the beginning of the year. I was looking for something new a few years ago and found this book. It is an adorable story of how our actions make others feel. I always read it before we make our class promise. We collect and share heartprints daily in our room. I decided to make a cute bucket (see below) to collect them in this year. I start with heart cut outs in the beginning of the year with my firsties just writing who the heartprint is to and their name. Then, when we share I have them explain why they gave it.  I made a printable that could be used at different times of the year also. Click on the image to grab your copy.

You can leave me a heartprint also. 
You can enter three ways. 
1. Follow this blog and leave me a comment that you did. 
2. Post about your favorite back to school book and link to this post. Leave me a comment with the link.  
3. Leave me a link to another newbie blog and follow them too!

I will choose a random winner on July 26th. Be sure to check back!
Until next time...


  1. I'm following your cute blog! Good luck on my giveaway!
    First Grade Frame of Mind

  2. I posted about my favorite book for first grade as I don't have a favorite back to school book per say. I will read this during the first two weeks of school though. Does that count? :)
    First Grade Frame of Mind

  3. I follow your A.DOR.A.BLE. blog.

  4. I love heartprints and I love and follow your blog, too!

    Mrs. Bee
    Bee's KinderGarden

  5. I am a new follower of your cute blog! :o)

  6. My favorite back to school book is the First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg. The book is so unexpected. I love it! :o) I found this great blog that has activities to accompany this book.
    Check it out.

  7. I have been following a cute, new blog. Check her out:

  8. I'm a new follower of your blog! :o)


  9. I am following your blog. Thanks for following mine!
    Mrs. Cobb @ Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

  10. I am following your blog! Thank you for the cute ideas!

  11. I am a new follower! I just joined The Kinder Kid blog, and found your comment the to join you! Have a great year!
    Here We Go Loopty Loo

  12. I love your heartprints! Our classroom is all about hearts. We read the Bucket Filler book and have helpful hearts (beads) we use to fill our class bucket. At the end of the year, everyone gets to make a bracelet with the beads to remind them about being helpful and kind.

    We also have heart words we use and we put our hearts in the Safe Keepers box everyday when we make a promise to keep others safe.

    I am happy to be your newest follower and would love for you to visit me when you get the chance. I am a 1st grade teacher too! =)

    Heather's Heart