Well...we're home with another snow day today! I believe this is #9 for my district. We haven't had a normal full week of school since before Christmas! It's hard to believe, but it's true! No wonder we're all a little "off" lately! Hopefully winter is just about done and we can try to get back to normal. There's so much to do before our year end assessments (which are scheduled for the first week of April...)
I know it's late, but go ahead and file this for next year...I did Valentine's Day in my classroom a little different this year...and it was fun for all of us!
The first thing I found was Natasha Wing's The Night Before Valentine's Day for $1.00 at a discount store in my town called Ollie's. I thought, why not and purchased a book for each of my kiddos. They were so excited! There's something about giving everyone the same book...it's their own, but they can still work with a friend and not have to argue over who holds the book or turns the pages. :)
At the end of the book, the principal arrives to the classroom dressed as Cupid with a surprise for the class. I made up a worksheet that the children could create a Cupid costume for our principal and draw what kind of surprise they would want from her. Their drawings were super cute!
If you're interested, I uploaded a FREEBIE in my TPT shop that includes all of the activities we used to go along with The Night Before Valentine's Day!
|A Little Fun with Natasha Wing's The Night Before Valentine's Day!|
Heart-a-Stack...we used the Heart Marshmallows to see how many we could stack. Definitely harder than what we thought!
Valentine Shoot-Out...We used the Heart Marshmallows and tried to toss as many as we could into a small bowl. (I love this first picture...true teamwork...if you could have only heard them helping each other.)
The Cookie Shimmy...the children had to start with a cookie on their foreheads and shimmy it down to their mouths without using their hands...too fun!
And of course, our Valentines...I love watching them open their Valentines.