HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!
I wanted to share a few little tidbits from some of our Valentine's activities this week. We celebrate the day with a focus on friendship and family love with a card exchange and a few special treats for snack.
I asked each family to work together to create a box to serve as a card holder for all those Valentine cards we exchange. Some of the families were VERY creative and came up with some wonderful boxes!
Valentine Cruise Ship
Rock and Roll Guitar
Princess Ballerina Box
Big Mouth Princess
Pom Pom Collage
Dora the Explorer Stickers and Smileys
Lots of Hearts
Recycled Soda Bottle Pig
We also had a few really cute homemade Valentine cards.
While I was out one day this week, some of the kids made these cute little love bugs to decorate our classroom door.
My students were VERY generous sharing all sorts of lovely Valentines gifts with me, but this little Valentine heart that one of my students made in art center definitely tugged at my heartstrings! It reads:
"Dear Mrs. Ayn, You are the best teacher in the whole, wide world.Love, Kaitlyn"Definitely a keeper for the scrapbook!
Another child drawing in art center made this little picture. "Look Mrs. Ayn, I made a love pattern! It's heart-"I"-heart-"I"-heart-"I"!
We've done a lot of math activities this week with Conversation Hearts. We've sorted, patterned and graphed them. We've read them and practiced reading and writing the conversations. This morning, estimated the number of hearts in a a heart shaped box then counted them out to check our guesses.
Later, we counted the number of letters on our hearts and graphed the results.
We've done a lot of singing and dancing this week. Today, with all the excitement building for the the party, we need to get some serious wiggles out. We put on "Love Shack" and started dancing our hearts out. Several of the kids grabbed a partner and started to do little waltzes. I would have never thought to waltz to "Love Shack", but sometimes, love just happens!
Hope your Valentine's Day was just a special as mine!
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