Deep in the Heart of Texas Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Deep in the Heart of Texas" blog hop!  And, happy Valentines Day! 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.  

Hi Ya'll! Welcome to Austin...the best city in the USA! I'm Sandy Cangelosi and I live in the capital city of Texas.  I'm joining fellow Texas bloggers to share some of our favorite things we love about our towns and cities in Texas. 

1. Austin is unique 

We live by the slogan "Keep Austin Weird".  Drop by South Austin and visit all the wonderful food trucks and delicious places to eat. YUM!! Believe it or not, I'm actually in the picture.

2. The University of Texas 

UT offers so much to the community of Austin. We love sports so we follow Texas football and other UT sports teams. My brother is really an Arkansas fan. 

3. The Arts 

There are wonderful museums here in Austin. I went to the Harry Ransom Museum to see the "Gone With the Wind" exhibit. It was fabulous. Austin also offers Broadway plays, musicals, operas and ballets. 

4. Live Music Capital 

From the moment you get off the plane, you have the opportunity to experience the music of Austin. Come to Austin for Austin City Limits Festival and South by Southwest. 

5. Texas Education Computer Conference 

This 8,000 attendee computer conference is held every year here in Austin. This year, I had a booth with two other blogger friends. We had fun and made lots of connections.

6. BEST of ALL 

I met my husband here in Austin and have such wonderful friends and family here. My girls returned to Austin after graduating from college and culinary school. They couldn't stay away from the city they love.

TALL Texas Activity

I love creating interactive lapbooks. One of my favorites is my State Interactive Lapbook. This unit can also be used in interactive notebooks. I have templates for the state of Texas and generic templates for other states. Students love it! AND, it's on SALE during the blog hop!

Sweet Treat

With Valentines right around the corner, I'm sharing a fun FREE webhunt activity. Students can learn how to use search engines, skim and scan for information AND learn about chocolate. They can even graph their favorite chocolate treats. This activity is part of my elementary economics unit "The Chocolate Shop". I hope you enjoy your treat from Sweet Integrations. Drop by tomorrow for a different treat.

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  1. Glad to be part of the blog hop with you! Happy Valentine's Day! Julie

    Green Apple Lessons

  2. Thanks for the freebie and for participating in the hop!

    Literacy Spark

  3. The lap book looks like something I need for Go Texas week! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Hmmmm.. do not get mad, but Gig'em Ags!! lol... I just saw your post and I wanted to say hi, we live really closed to each other, and despite of Austin being not as cool as Aggieland (lol), we love visiting the city :) It's great to be part of the blog hop with you!! :)
    Brinca Into Bilingual!


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