Sunday, February 16, 2014

Feelin' the LOVE

Valentine's Day is my FAVORITE holiday to celebrate at school.  I love the hearts, pink, love, friendship, and all that fun stuff!  We didn't do as many Valentine activities during February as I usually do, so I tried to cram in all my favorite activities on Friday.  


We started with Be Mine ABC Order and Fix It Up Sentences from Amy's Valentine's Day Pack.  



Then we watched a short video explaining the history of Valentine's Day.  While they watched the video, they recorded facts in these heart shaped books from Rachelle's Non-fiction Valentine's Unit.  They absolutely LOVED learning about how Valentine's Day came to be.  I also typed up the story of St. Valentine from Rachelle's unit and wrote some Text Dependent Questions to go with it.  It was great practice at going back into the text to find answers.  







Of course, we did the usual conversation heart activities for math.  
My co-worker found the pages we used this year, and I don't know which blog she got them from.  Sorry!  




We were lucky enough to go to the computer lab and have Valentine Free Time!  
I let them play any of the Valentine's Day activities on ABCya! and Starfall.  


In the afternoon, we wrote stories/sentences using the conversation hearts. 
 I got this great idea from Natalie.  
They loved it, and I cracked up reading what they came up with!  








We made Love Monsters from The Teacher Wife for our Valentine Bags this year.  
They turned out so cute!  


Finally, the end of the day arrived and we were finally able to look in our treat bags!  I don't remember where I first got the idea, but I have always had them glue their valentines into a book to keep.  I did get the idea for the poem on this cute cover page from Rachelle, though.  ;)  

Click the picture to download the cover. 
I stapled it to 4-5 blank pages.




This year I gave Glow Sticks to my kiddos.  They LOVE them, and I love giving something non-sugary and cheap!  The printable is from The Teacher Wife.  Next year I'm definitely going to try one of Rachelle's awesome ideas for a change!  :)


I sure felt the love this Valentine's Day!  
These kiddos are the sweetest!  
I loved reading all the sweet cards and notes this weekend.  


 

  
hahaha, this cracked me up!

Loved this healthy choice I found in my bag this year.  :)

And of course, my class got hit with a BAD case of LOVE POX!  
I LOVE this cute idea from The Teacher Wife! 
 Can you tell I absolutely love her ideas???  
This post is full of great ideas from The Teacher Wife and What the Teacher Wants!

 

PS - How cute is this little craft my friend's daughter made in her Kindergarten class!  Precious!!!


I hope you all had a LOVE-ly Valentine's Day!  
Enjoy this LOVE-ly three day weekend!  :)

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