Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!  I must say that I wasn't quite prepared to celebrate on a Tuesday.  PTL that when I walked in the door from working out yesterday my sweet sweet Mr. Hubby had already started making my cupcakes and chocolate-covered oreos.  I owe him BIG time for that!  I don't think I could have got it all done otherwise.

I arrived at school today with no V-Day cards or gifts for my kiddos, and I felt really bad about that.  So, I seriously had to whip something up within NO time.

I made little notepads and gave them a freshly sharpened pencil.  They LOVED it, even though they were last minute and VERY imperfect.

I just simply cut card stock and white paper into fourths, grab a bundle and stapled them together.  Then, I stuck a label on the front that says, "A penny for my thoughts _____'s Notepad."  I hot glued some foam pieces and a penny on top.  So simple, not the cutest thing ever, and probably will never make them again, ha!

Here are some other things we did today...

We just started fractions yesterday,  but I still wanted to do a little spin on our fraction hats from last year.  Seriously, so simple... they just cut hearts out of different colors of paper, and then wrote their fractions on their hats.    

The kids were SO excited to read their pen pal letters from Mrs. King's class (2nd Grade Shenanigans).  Her class made cute postcards this time, which were completely adorable!  We love opening our mail!

Here's a little peek of some of our Valentine's bags.  They ended up being absolutely PERFECT!  

And, we also played Valentine BINGO at our party... thanks to the Teacher Wife, once again!


Lori said...
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Lori said...

Your gifts turned out great! Looks like a fun day.
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Lyndsey (a year of many firsts) said...

Oh my goodness...I hear ya about trying to get last minute things together for today. I was running around like a wild woman this morning. In addition to Valentine's Day, my class is also responsible for presenting on the morning announcements all about African American inventors. Ah!

Your day looked like it was SO MUCH FUN! I love the little homemade notebooks. I think those are the types of gifts that kids love the most. Enjoy your Valentine's evening!


Batbie said...

Love it... We will have to remember to do hats with fractions. We just started fractions Monday. I just love reading other second grade teachers blogs. You are one of my favorites.

Across the Hall said...

It's so hard because Valentine's Day is so close to The 100th Day (at least for us), so I wasn't feeling the love so much this year (no pun intended :))

Happy Valentine's Day!

KRISTA said...

I had forgotten about my students also.... I was so busy getting things ready for my own children that it slipped my mind. The Valentine bags are so cute! Thanks for sharing! Have a great evening!


Hadar said...

hehe, adorable puppy! Glad to hear I wasn't the only one running around like a crazy person this morning {although I never thought it was just me! haha} Happy Valentine's Day!


Chrissy said...

I hear ya about the all-consuming time! I was at school Monday night after 6 trying to finish up the special valentine math centers my kids did today. It was definitely worth it though to see how excited they were! One even told me he can't wait until St. Pat's to see what I'll come up with! ;)

For last minute, they turned out super cute! I find some of my best ideas are last minute!

I've posted my centers on my blog if you'd like to check them out! Have a couple freebies as well :)

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