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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!

My freebie is Monkey’s Digraph Party!

I found these adorable monkey plates at Dollar Tree (or you can find other zoo animal plates to use with your game).  Simply attach the party hats to your plates!

Feed the monkeys digraph ice cream cones for their party.  I’ve included both beginning and ending digraphs.

I like to store my station activities in zipper bags (so easy for little fingers)… but envelopes work great too!  

Click HERE to grab the game from my TpT store!  

I’d love for you to follow me and my store, if you do!! Be sure to come back here to hop to the next freebie!

Oh, before you leave… you may want to enter this little giveaway for an item of your choice from my TpT store!!  I’ll pick 2 winners!  Congrats to Donna V. for winning my Heidi Songs giveaway!!!
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The next stop on the hop is… 

Be sure to check out all the blogs on the hop (listed below)!



  • Caitlyn Delaney August 4, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    These might be the cutest plates ever invented. And then even more so because you attached party hats to them. I am going to have to think of a way to use these adorable plates in my classroom with my fourth graders because this is just too cute. Looks like I'm going to the Dollar Tree tomorrow!!!

    And thanks for the button for the hop, Mrs. Stamp!! 🙂

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  • msjonesjunction August 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    If that is not the most adorable activity!! Adding the monkeys just brings it out…too cute. I will have to run to the Dollar Tree and grab me some plates. Thanks for the freebie. I am now a follower.
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  • Unknown August 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Born and raised in Va. until 9th grade…beautiful state. Favorite drink is
    tea mixed with lemonade.

  • Unknown August 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    I love peach iced tea, green iced tea, and a good cup of Sleepytime before bed. 🙂
    Thank you Karen for the great activity. I'm in Fairfax. Great to meet all of my neighbors on this hop.

  • Lori R August 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    I like Twinings almond or hazelnut tea.

  • Ms. O August 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    I should say water. But if I'm being truly honest it's probably diet DP. :/ 😉

    Ms. O

  • First Grade Carousel August 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Thank you! Love the monkey plates 🙂
    First Grade Carousel

  • First Grade Carousel August 4, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Oops ~ my favorite drink is dark chocolate almond milk.
    First Grade Carousel

  • pina01 August 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Born & raised in Virginia…but I'm not a big sweet tea person…my favorite drink is lemonade!

  • Unknown August 4, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    I am not born and raised in Virginia but my favorite drink is sweet tea! 🙂 I love it!

  • Roxanne August 4, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    My favorite drink is iced-tea.


  • Leeannhall August 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    My favorite drink is diet coke…unfortunately. I wish I could say water!

  • debjo77 August 4, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Thanks for the hop! I love sweet tea too!

  • Lisa R. August 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Actually my favorite drink is sweet tea too!! Thanks for the great hop & freebies!
    Learning Is Something To Treasure

  • The Meek Moose August 4, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I love how you combined the hats with the plates. Super genius! And ahhhdorable on top of it all. You did a great job with the blog hop button!

    The Meek Moose
    The Meek Moose on TpT

  • learningmyself August 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Love love love the monkeys!! And Diet Pepsi is my fav drink!! Thanks! Amy 🙂

  • Unknown August 4, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    I am off to the Dollar Tree to look for the Monkey Plates. My favorite drink at school is plain old water. But for a treat a nice glass of wine with dinner is special.
    I don't have a blog, but am a stalker. 😉

  • Unknown August 4, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    My favorite 'go-to' drink is Sweet Tea, but I'm a devoted diet Coke drinker, too. Wishing for the perfect sweet tea recipe that never fails!!! Guess I'm just in the wrong part of the South to have sweet tea running through my veins, but I'm working on it.

  • Jessica Hamilton August 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    This freebie is adorable!! But then again, I love monkeys! =) Thank you so much for all of your hard work with this hop! I am so happy to be a part of it!.

    I am your newest follower and my favorite drink: Sweet Tea of course! My coworkers poke fun of me because instead of stopping for a cup of coffee on the way to school, I stop for McDonald's Sweet Tea! lol

    Hanging Out in First!

  • Unknown August 4, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    What a great freebie:) Thank you…now to find some cute plates…I haven't seen the monkeys at my dollar store yet:( My favorite drink is a hot Cappuchino Royale (Cappuchino with whipped cream on top:)!

  • Anonymous August 4, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I'm such a boring drinker…my favorite is ice water, unless there are chocolate chip cookies, then cold milk:-)
    LOVE the freebie. Thank you!!!

  • Cheryllhoff August 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    My favorites are iced tea and Chardonnay, but I haven't had the latter in a year, ever since I got pregnant and delivered my sweetest little girl!


  • Unknown August 4, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Thanks for the wonderful freebie! Love the monkey plates…I hope I can find some. Living in Wyoming, sometimes I am unable to find the amazing things that you all find in bigger places! 🙂

  • dbednars August 4, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    My favorite beverage is Diet Coke, but I am really trying to drink less & drink more water. dbednarsk[at]

  • abxmomof3 August 5, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Love the freebie…THANKS!!! My favorite drink is Diet Dr. Pepper!!!

  • Cecile August 5, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    I love sweet tea, also but my very favorite is Sprite.

  • Unknown August 5, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Thanks for the freebie. I am from VA and I teach kindergarten. My favorite drink is ice water.

  • Shar W August 5, 2013 at 2:45 AM

    new follower…I have a few favorite drinks, but one of my most favorites is chocolate milk. Very cute freebie you have offered. Thanks!
    Shar W

  • Unknown August 5, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    Cute freebie! I love sweet tea and peach fresco!


  • Mariann Brown August 5, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    This so darn cute! The monkey plate really help pull everything together. Making learning fun…that's what it's all about.

  • Desiree August 5, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    What a great idea Karen! I have seen those plates this summer and wonder what I could do with them. Thanks for the inspiration. My favorite drink is a definitely sweet tea and mountain dew.:)
    Kinders on the Block

  • Andrea Crawford August 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Super cute freebie! I love it and will go hunt down those monkey plates!

    I am not a big "drinker" of anything but water, but when I want something other than water, I go for Chick-fil-a lemonade. Yummy!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  • Unknown August 6, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Thanks for the freebie! Its a toss up between my coffee or sweet tea! Love em' both.

  • All Things Elementary August 6, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    I love the Dollar Tree! My favorite drink is a mango smoothie.

  • suthner August 6, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    I'm from the south & love sweet tea but all that sugar is no bueno! My drink of choice is Diet Dr Papper! :))

  • Melissa August 6, 2013 at 3:53 AM

    Those party hats are precious!! Thanks for the freebie and for creating that adorable button!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
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