Saturday, February 14, 2015

Deep in the Heart of Texas Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Deep in the Heart of Texas" blog hop!  Over 40 Texas teacher bloggers have joined together to share what we love about our state as well as ideas and freebies that we love.  You will also have the opportunity to enter to win TpT products and/or TpT gift certificates by entering using the rafflecopters included in each post.  Down at the bottom, you will see all of the blogs participating in the hop.  Just click and you will be taken to their posts.  We hope you love what you find.  Happy Valentine's Day!

I am from originally from Sugar Land, TX, but now we call Rosenberg, TX home. It is about 30 miles from downtown Houston, but we have just about everything we need right in our own backyard! From shopping to restaurants--we almost never leave! My husband wishes we would move to San Diego where he is originally from and I will admit that the weather is wonderful. However, I just couldn't imagine my life not in Texas!

It feels like a small town in my neighborhood, but we really are suburbanites that can get to Houston for anything else we need. The schools are great, people are super friendly, and the weather (except for the heat of the summer) is amazing! I absolutely hate the humidity, but I think it is a trade-off to not have to shovel snow like we did when I was a little kid living in NJ. Then again...we would have snow days..

There's also something about Texas in general that you just can't put your finger on. It's got city life, country charm, and a whole lot more. I think you could live your whole life here and not see it all!

A lesson that I love deals with teaching volume of pyramids and prisms and having students discover the relationship between the two. You can read more about that here! In fact, it was almost a year ago that I blogged about it and it is such a great activity.

I LOVE writing in math class. I try to do it a few times each unit but, truth be told, I wish I had time everyday. Here is a sample of 10 writing prompts for the middle school classroom. It is part of a larger product, but this sample is enough to get you started!

It's always fun to win something, right? You can enter to win one of 8 $10 TPT gift certificates or a fantastic resource prize pack! My 6th Grade End of Year Activities is included in the 4-8 Pack so be sure to enter!

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  1. I used to work in Stafford and some coworkers lived in Rosenberg and love it. Thanks for participating in the hop!

    Literacy Spark

  2. I've never been to Rosenberg, but now I'll have my eyes open. It is nice to have the convenience of the city and the small town feel as well. Have a great week!