Sunday, February 10, 2013

Filling Your Hearts!

The fabulous Freebie-Licious Authors are having a blog hop with loads of freebies! 

This freebie is a homework pass that I copy on pink or red paper & hand it out to the student. I will also attach an additional Val Day treat to it.
These are "love notes" that they get to write during "Work on Writing" in Daily 5. I have this cute little pink mailbox that they put them in when they are finished. They can write to their friends, teachers, parents, siblings, etc. This is their favorite thing to do during "Work on Writing".

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So here is a brand new product I created. My kids are O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D with coupons...I wonder why. Anyway, I made a coupon book for them this year for Val Day. I made 10 different ones but also included a replica of each coupon that is editable to fit your classroom needs. I printed all of the coupons included which are:
No Morning Work
Read to the Class
Show and Tell
Journal Share
Write a Love Note
Classroom Helper
Sweet Treat
Sit by a Friend
No Homework
Extra Reading Time

I also added 10 additional ones that we came up with together which are:
Double fuzzy day (They get double fuzzies for a whole day)
Time Keeper (sets the timer & carries it around during Daily 5 or any timed activity)
Hug Mrs. Dillard (don't think I am horrible...if they didn't need a coupon I would have one hanging on each limb...not kidding)
Choose 1st for indoor recess (they fight over certain games)
Be Mrs. Dillard's Spy (don't ask me but one of their favorite reward coupons is teacher spy)
Bring a Game From Home (board game or any kind of card game to play during indoor recess)
Choose 1st for Daily 5
Extra Classroom Job (they LOVE helping so I give them an extra job since they all have at least one)
Borrow a fuzzy friend (they are obsessed with my stuffed animals in the library...they get to hold onto one of my animals for the day)
Choose Daily 5 Word Work (they get to choose what we do for word work that day)

I placed all the coupons on a table. They got to choose 5 coupons each. This was a tough decision but I only let them pick 5 each. They were not happy with me when I limited them. I will keep the extras & hand them out when they raise their clip...Sssh they don't know that yet. I copied them on white...well because we ran out of hot pink, red & pale pink paper. I actually think they turned out super cute since they got to make it their own.

I will allow them to give me one coupon/day but it has to be BY THE BELL. That means get here, get to business. I will only take one each of certain ones. If someone beats them to it then they have to wait. This should get us through February.

In order to instill more responsibility at home as well as school I created this Valentine's Day coupon book to give to the parents from my students. The parents will LOVE & appreciate this thoughtful gift! I made 10 different coupons with different sayings, they include the following:
Cleaning my room
No fighting!
Going to bed when I'm told!
Helping clean up after dinner.
Picking up my toys without complaining.
No Interrupting!
An extra chore!
Taking care of our pet!
Taking out the garbage!
Doing my home when I'm told!
Each coupon comes in black & white with adorable graphics. I also included extra coupons that they fill in themselves to fit their own needs.
There is a cover page that says "Happy Valentine's Day!"
The 2nd page says "I Love You!" & they can sign their name.
The coupons come next.
The last page has an adorable graphic that says "Just for You".
They can color each page with their own sweet little touches.
Last page you can write who it's to and from or leave this page off. 
Click on any pic to check it out! 

For those reward coupon fans I just wanted to pump you up that I have been working on another set for weeks! I will blog about it as soon as I get them done. This is by far my BEST SELLING product and the best thing I ever did in my classroom. The kids absolutely LOVE it! Entire school systems have purchased these! With over 1000 ratings here are some recent ones that make my heart smile :o) 



  1. Everyone loves getting "love notes". What a wonderful way to promote writing and kindness! :)

    Granny Goes to School

  2. WOW! I get such cute stuff from you!! Thank you:)
    The Moffatt Girls

  3. You have such amazing ideas! I can't wait to use the love note writing idea for work on writing this week. My class will LOVE it! Thank you so much.
    First Grade Found Me

  4. What great ideas you have! I am so happy I found your blog on my hoppin journey from freebielicious! I am your newest follower!
    More Than Math by Mo

  5. Love the coupons, Mel. Thanks for the freebie.

    A Special Kind of Class

  6. Awesome ideas for the kiddos to use this week.. thanks Mel!
    Mrs.Miner’s Monkey Business

  7. I love all your reward coupons. I need to really get on that. Thanks for the awesome freebie, Mel. You're the BEST.
    A Differentiated Kindergarten

  8. Love the love notes -- I'm going to put them in my post office center!

  9. I will totally be putting these to good use this weeks. Thanks for the great freebie! :)

  10. Super cute! Thanks for sharing! I will be using all of this!

  11. This is the wonderful idea!!! LOvE LOVE LOVE!!!
    Kindergarten Lifestyle

  12. My students are going to LOVE these love notes - THANKS
    The coupons are awesome, btw!
    ❤DragonfliesinFirst ❤

  13. Fabulous idea! Thank you for the freebie! I'm definitely going to check out your reward coupons! I'm your newest follower!

    I just started a blog and posted a "Number Surgery" freebie. If you have time I'd love for you to come check it out!


  14. Hi Melissa
    I really love your Valentine love notes but can't seem to find them in your store. Would you be able to give me a hint where I could find them.