Sunday, August 4, 2013

VA is for Bloggers - Southern Hospitality Freebie Blog Hop

Virginia is for Lovers Bloggers!

A lovely group of Virginia bloggers would like to help usher in the new school year by extending a bit of southern hospitality.  You can follow along the blog hop to visit 20+ Virginia teacher blogs for terrific teaching tips and fun freebies to help get your new school year off to a great start.

I hate reading other people's product advertisements so I won't make you suffer through mine. If you'd like to check out some of my paid products (and many more freebies) you can visit my TPT store HERE.

Now on to the good stuff!

Anyone like the game Apples to Apples? Well I do! And if you know how to play Apples to Apples you're going to love this....

I created this EXCLUSIVE FREEBIE for you just for visiting today. In my game, Apples and Bananas, students will discuss the different historical figures they have previously studied and compare them to modern day community helpers. Students can use this Sentence Frame to help structure their responses.

For example,
"Jackie Robinson (Apple) is similar to a Firefighter (Banana) because he had to be brave to be the first African American baseball player in the major leagues."

Another great thing about this game is that it features this realistic clipart from another Virginia Blogger, The Meek Moose!

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  1. Super cute game! I know my kiddos will love it... and thanks for sharing about the Meek Moose's clipart too!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  2. What a great activity! That will really get those little minds brewing. Thank you so much :)
    The Techie Teacher

  3. This is really cute! Thanks a bunch for sharing it!
    Comprehension Connection

  4. Good one! Thank you:)

  5. Ahhh yay! This is great for an end of year review!!! I love the clipart too :) Thank you so, so much!

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  6. I can't find a link to download it?? When I click on the picture it just shows me a larger size of the picture???

    1. The first picture of the freebie document is the link to the download. I checked it and it is working on my end. If you still can't get it to work leave me your email and I'll send it to you instead.

  7. These are so cute. I am loving the little clip art people! Thank you so much. What a great review game!
    Hanging Out in First!

  8. This is cute! It looks like a fun game that will get students thinking! Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching Special Kids

  9. Super cute! I'm your newest follower, and a fellow VA blogger-- I blog from Franklin County :) Great Blog!

  10. What a cute idea! My students will love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. I love Apples to Apples and this is so awesome! Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower!

    Hokie Teach

  12. It's not very often I find a SS game! This is amazing and really encourages higher-level thinking! Thank you for sharing.

  13. I LOVE Apples to Apples, and it think the idea of doing comparisons is awesome! This is so different, and I can't wait to use it!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
    Follow me on Bloglovin!

  14. I found you through this VA Blog Hop and glad that I did! I'm your newest follower too! Thanks for this fun game!
    ღ Diane

  15. Hi, is your game still available? It says it was deleted or moved. I'm looking for something fun for my upcoming social studies unit and this looks perfect!

    1. I moved the product to my TPT store (still free). Click the pictures above and now the link should take you to the product listing. Enjoy!