Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

You might wonder what the heck I'm doing on the computer right now...well I'm at school. Still. Until 8:40 pm actually. And I got here at 7:30 this morning. Some genius decided to schedule parent teacher conferences on Valentine's Day! I had a break in between school and the start of conferences at 6:30,  topped off by a delish heart donut from Dunkin, so I'm all smiles now :)

I didn't even bother with anything unrelated to V-Day since we had a 1:30 dismissal (including a 30 minute special and 45 minute lunch / recess.) All they could think about was cupcakes and Valentine cards. They were all decked out!

Here's what I taught the kids did today.

We sorted candy hearts in several ways - in ABC order,

by color (and graphed them)...

compared them to see which colors had less and which had more...

and finally, we created dialogue out of them!
Would you believe those kids didn't eat them? After begging me to eat them all morning?!?! I swear, candy makes kids go crazy!

We did math word problems using this Promethean flipchart...

We made Valentines for a special someone and wrote a paragraph with three reasons why we loved them so Beary much! Of course I forgot to take a picture of their cute decorative writing paper and the writing that was stapled onto the back!

Then the fun began... I sugared them up with Hugs and Kisses, heart shaped marshmallows, and strawberry cupcakes. I really never do it, but today I went all out!

(Here's what the marshmallow package looks like in case you can't resist buying some!)

We also had some healthy red and purple fruits and veggies. Somehow orange objects found their way in!
red peppers, radishes, apples, and grapes

The kids sorted and graphed their Valentine cards...
because come on, they had to do something other than eat the candy, take the sticker, and throw them away!

I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like your kids had a great day!!!

    Love all of the activities!

    Ms. Rachel’s Room



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