Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!
What a happy place to be on Valentines Day.  First Graders are so full of love every day, but especially on Valentines Day!  Our day started with the kids passing out their treasured and so important Valentines to their friends.  We made these cute Valentine holders the day before.  I have learned that we need something extra large to hold all of the treasures!!  the treasures and messages get bigger and bigger every year! :)

Our learning day was filled with hearts and fun.  We practiced our graphing skills with a conversation heart activity, practiced our ch words on giant chocolate chips, and practiced our sight words with a heart stepping stone game.  I had to get those kiddos up and moving!! :)  OH! We couldn't forget to practice our questioning skills with our "Read to Someone" Valentine book time.
Practicing our questioning skills with Valentines Day themed books!
Then it was time for our Celebration of Friendship!  I couldn't wait to try our a quick fun game I had seen and adapted for first graders, our Valentine Minute to Win It!  Our wonderful room moms got all the supplies for this fun game.  And the kids had a "sweet" time playing. 

Kiddos enjoyed making headbands and snacking on fruit and pretzel with chocolate fondue!!  How Fancy!! 

Oh! And I couldn't resist snapping a quick pic of the funny monkeys I gave the kids.  The tag says "Stop monkeying around and be my Valentine!"  I think they were a hit!

 A HUGE thank you to our spectacular room moms and the other moms and dads who came to help us celebrate our friendships!!!

Thanks for stopping by! This truly is a wonder and love-filled place to be!!
Take a peek again soon!!!