Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

       Valentine's Day is here and I have to say that it has gotten squished between all of the crazy things that we teach about/celebrate in February, such as Groundhog's Day, 100th day, our Frog and Toad Unit in Scott Foresman, and this year we are currently doing a Fairy Tale unit to go along with our Field trip to the children's theatre.
Ahhh!  So, Valentine's Day has been down sized tremendously this year! I did, however, want to share a few things that we have been doing in our classroom. 

First and foremost, I had to borrow this activity from The Inspired Apple.  When I saw this, I knew I would have just as much fun as my kiddos and that their parents would love getting these on Valentine's Day! 
Click HERE to go to The Inspired Apple's blog and find out all about this fun little activity!

 I know there are all kinds of cute bags and boxes out there for collecting Valentine's Day cards.  I wanted to share something that I started doing in my student teaching 8 years ago and that I am still using now.  We make mail trucks and the students decorate them with hearts.  These turn out really cute, but the trick is to have the students glue the sides together and then go around and staple the sides as well.  This helps keep the items from breaking the trucks. 

The students wrote on hearts about what it means to be a good friend!
  Happy Valentine's Day!  Have fun with your kiddos!


  1. Your mail trucks are too, too cute! I love that idea!

    I just found your blog and am happy to be your newest follower! I would love for you to visit me when you get the chance...I have TONS of *freebies*! =)

    Heather's Heart


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