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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day

I have lots of fun activities planned for my class on Valentine's Day this year.  I'm not sure why I'm so excited.  Maybe it's because it's my first class Valentine's Day, or maybe it's because my husband hates Valentine's Day and we never do anything big to celebrate.  Whatever my reasoning, I'm pretty sure it has a lot to do with the amazingly fun things I have found on Pinterest (love...) and on my fellow teacher-blogger websites.  I love all of the amazing freebies and units that everyone is creating (I'm planning to start creating my own this summer... I've gotta survive year 1 first!)  Here are some of the wonderful things that I will be using on Tuesday.

These beauties are from The Teacher Wife and I love the idea of at least one sugar-free treat! And I spent under $3 for the ENTIRE CLASS!

p.s. I love Instagram... 

The kiddos will be doing this morning work from Made In The Shade In 2nd Grade.

We will also be using this comprehension activity freebie from All-Things-Picture-Books Teacher's Notebook Shop.

We are also going to play Minute to Win It (Valentine's style) from stacy julian.  So fun!
{Click picture to download the PDF)

Here's what they have to do, in 60 seconds or less:
  1. Bite the ends off the Red Vine
  2. Open the Pixy Stix and dump the powder into the circle
  3. Use the Red Vine straw to blow the powder out of the circle
  4. Open the Hershey's Kiss with one hand and eat it
  5. Arrange their M&Ms in the circle
  6. Complete the "M&Ms Math" problem!
This is going to be insanity, I know... but we'll do it outside and the kids are going to love it!

We are also going to be doing a hearts-only art activity and writing project.  I'll be sure to post pictures when they're done!

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?


  1. Pinterest is so addicting! I have the same valentine's planned for my classroom!

  2. Just love the Minute to Win It Challenges. I'll save it for next year since I just happened upon your blog.

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