Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day Ideas and Freebie!

Hey, y'all!!!

I LOVE Valentine's Day, and I am super excited to share some ideas with you!

We are linking up with Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade for her Show and Tell Tuesday!!  

I remember always looking forward to Valentine's Day in elementary school. We would usually make some type of cute Valentine card holder and then we would get to exchange valentines, eat heart shaped cookies, and watch some kind of Valentine's Day movie. Everybody loved it! :) 

Well, I do look forward to a valentines exchange with my students this year and hopefully some yummy treats, but I also have some other Common Core based ideas planned. :O) 

I am a HUGE Arthur fan so reading Arthur's Valentine is a must for me! Arthur has a secret admirer...it's so cute! Here is a literacy unit and freebie I created to use with this adorable book. 

Arthur's Valentine Unit

I'm also so fortunate to have an ~AMAZING~ room mom who is planning a whole Valentine's center rotation day. She is making review activities for the students that are centered around Valentine's day. For example, we are going to have the students answer questions about the American Revolution and then they will get to play a Valentine bean bag toss or they will get to play one of their Valentine domino pieces. So...they students are "playing" Valentine's Day games while reviewing what they have learned. So much fun! :) 

Amanda has some other great ideas to share with you! :)

Thank you and Happy Heart Day! 

Hey there!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell, I've been working on some Valentine's Day games.  I did NOT make them because, you know what, there are some amazing teachers out there that had already made them and I just decided that they were so cute, I had to have them!!  (Can you feel the love- that's what Valentine's Day is about, right??)

So, first up I got these cute Language Arts Centers from Jen at The Teacher's Cauldron.  Click the picture to find a link to them.

Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen, I stopped by and got these 2 units from Lindsay at My Life as a Third Grade Teacher:

which I thought would be perfect since we are doing poetry and the centers are great for review.

Next, (are you loving these transition words?  I'm not- why can't I think of anything better???)

Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeext, I realized that we had won 10 SPECTACULAR Valentine's day Language Arts Centers from Jessica at Literacy Sparks, but it was lost in our email and I only just saw it on Monday!  Gasp!!  Look at this unit!!!!!!!!

When I say it's amazing, I mean, it's AH-MAY-ZIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!  I'm super psyched about it and I've already used a ton of ink printing it from home because I need to go laminate it (dread) and get it cut out (more dread) so the kiddos can play with it (happiness and excitement!!).

On the other hand....nope- not the right transition...but a favorite of my students.

Finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (yep, that's the right word), I found a few cute edible craft ideas on Pinterest (of course).  Whatcha think?

Love Bugs!!!  How stinkin' cute!!   (No, I did not say stink bugs...I said love bugs!)
These came from Simply Stacie and she has a bunch more cute ideas.  Just click on both pictures and they will take you to their source.

I'm obviously in a marshmallowy kind of mood.  (Yes, I just made that a word- you can use it if you want to!  You know you want to!)   ;O)

Ok, I think Cupid hit me with an arrow or something so I'm going to put the computer down and walk away slowly...but not before I wish you a LOVE-ly day!!  ;O)



  1. I seriously love you girls. I just died at Amanda's part. Someone drank some jitter juice!! :-P xoxoxo

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  2. I love your sentence fragment freebie! Somehow, my students seem to have totally forgotten what a complete sentence is, so this will be a great way to practice. Thanks for sharing!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. Yes, I know the feeling! I say complete sentence and they look at me like what??? Even though I know they have practiced this since first grade. :) Oh well! We'll keep trying. Enjoy the freebie! Thanks!
      -Stacia :)

  3. Thank you for the warm welcome! Those treats look amazing, especially those love bugs. Yum! :)

    Eclectic Educating

  4. Those love bugs are so cute- what a great idea!!

  5. Thank you so much for the shout out! I also love those marshmallows...We aren't allowed to have any treats or snacks on Valentine's Day, can you believe that? Maybe I can figure out a way to wrap them out so my students can bring them home!
    Literacy Spark

    1. You are so welcome! You deserved it!! All that hard work!!

      I say send them home in a brown paper sack, all secret like!!

  6. Many thanks for the exciting blog posting! I really enjoyed reading it,

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