This was probably the best Valentine's Day I have ever had at school. I am still amazed that everything came off so smoothly. Seriously I am thinking did that really happen and where did the time go? The day went by sooo fast.
First my Kindergarten team decided today would be a good day to do a switch around day (we need a better name, but we each prepare a 30 minute craftivity, lesson, game....our choice and then share that same activity 4 times. The students rotate to each class). I chose to do the old AIMS activity where you sort conversation hearts, then count them, then graph them. Last night my husband and a couple of friends counted out 100 baggies of 20 hearts. I just needed to make copies and my morning was ready!
I set-up my afternoon to be centers. One center was passing out valentines into the bags we made yesterday (and I had a wonderful mom helping them get their valentines into everyone's bags).
Another center was making these mustaches and lips. I LOVE them!! Are they not stinkin' cute! On my list to do again next year. Two more moms helped.
I like letting my kiddos create, so one center was making cards. I had lots of die-cut hearts, old stickers, stamps and I just let the kids have at it.
Because we did centers I was able to teach everyone my favorite games....Don't Eat Pete! Thanks to The Teacher Wife, I didn't have to make one just for Valentine's Day. She had it all done up!
The kids went out to recess except for a few with treats to pass out...and my moms helped get all the food passed out. Yummy ice cream and cookies. All dished up and ready to go when they came back in. We ate, we packed up, we went to our special, my moms helped finish cleaning up....Wonderful!! My moms were the best and I got to enjoy the day.
I was very mean and told everyone they could not touch their bags until time to go home. Timewise there just wasn't time...and I didn't want to mess with it. Perfect. They waited, and they left with wonderful bags of love to look at when they got home!!