Monday, February 13, 2012

Here's the Valentine's Day Plan...

I'll be honest.  Valentine's Day has completely snuck up on me.  I'm still not over the 100th Day and am certainly not feeling 100% prepared for tomorrow's festivities.  However, we did manage to get a few cutesy things accomplished today.  Take a look:

This week's story in our reading series is One Dark Night by Hazel Hutchins.  It is a sweet story about a boy who helps protect a stray cat and her kittens during a storm.  We are revisiting the skills of plot and theme this week also.  So, in the spirit of Valentine's Day (and our cat story), we created our own spin on Cara Carroll's adorable "Love, Splat" craft.

We also managed to decorate our white bags for tomorrow's Valentine's Exchange.  My kids "free-styled" it with heart di-cuts and scrap construction paper.

 In between, we managed to review telling time in small group, using my Valen-time activities.

What's on the agenda for tomorrow?  Well, here is what I am thinking...

I've booked the laptop cart in the morning so I think we will have a little fun with a few games I found at technology. rocks. seriously.

Here is one she has listed that looks really good:

I also plan to create these Pinterest-inspired heart maps.  Perfect for reviewing adjectives.  :)
They are from Shenanigans In Second.

I've been saving Rockin' Teacher Material's latest Math Mystery for weeks!  My kids are psyched about doing this tomorrow during math stations! We will also be playing her FREE Addition/Multiplication Bump games! {Thanks, Hilary!}

While we are talking math stations, I think we'll be playing this one too.  It's from Oceans of First Grade Fun (another free one!) I'm going to just use the cards for adding 3 numbers and the last recording sheet.  I can't make it too easy on my 2nd graders.... :)

Lastly, I plan to use the Sweet Spelling Task Cards I got as a freebie from Denise as a Scoot game.  She offered the cards in her January Sunny Side Up newsletter.  She always includes great freebies in her newsletters that are not offered anywhere else!  Check out her blog here to subscribe to her monthly newsletter.  Download her Valentine's Sweetheart Subtraction Slide for free while you are there!

Of course, I'm sure we will end our day with loads of sugar at our afternoon party.  :)

Hope you have a great V-Day!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing! Using the spelling cards as a scoot game is a great idea! I think I'll do that too :)Denise
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  2. I have never seen the technology website before! Great, great, great! =)


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