Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valentine's Day recap and a FREEBIE

Like many of my snow friends, we were out of school for Valentine's Day and had to celebrate a little late.  It was okay though - it was as if we didn't know it wasn't the actual holiday!
I let my students do a family project at home to make their Valentine mailboxes.  I have to say I was very impressed at the time and effort my parents put into helping make these boxes for their children.  They were so creative!

This friend made a robot...

So precious...

This one had some crazy stuff coming out of the top of it...

This one was made with Duct tape...and mom wrote a sweet note inside!

The friend that made this one kept staring at it.  I asked her why she kept staring at it and she said, "Because it's just SO CUTE!"  I would agree.

We've also been working on some of the activities from my Valentine literacy pack.  We really needed to practice contractions!

I also made this activity during my snow days.
I got the idea from Malia who writes the blog Playdough to Plato.
I wanted an activity that practices words with bonus letters and thought this was cute, easy and hands on.  I grabbed a couple of wood cubes from Michael's and covered the stickers in Mod Podge.  Now you're probably thinking, why didn't she just use a permanent marker?  Well, I started with that and ended up with this...
So not cute, and the marker bled into the wood.  

I made a recording sheet to go with this activity (until it has lost it's luster and I gotta try something else.)
If you would like a copy for your centers, CLICK HERE.

Now that Valentine's is over I'm ready for spring - how bout you?

1 comment:

  1. Ashley, I nominated you and your adorable little blog for the Liebster Award! You can go to my blog to check it out :)
    Missing Tooth Grins