Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Busy Valentine's Day

Busy, busy, busy!!  That's the best way to describe Valentine's Day in my classroom!  Tired, tired, tired!!  That's the best way to describe me tonight!

My day started by putting together these bubbly Valentines for my littles:
Total cost: less than $10!  The bubbles came in a pack of 24 from Target, and there were four different colors in the bag:
I used glue dots to attach the bubble wands to the cards... which I printed on white cardstock.  I love how they turned out!!

When my kiddos arrived at school, we got right to work creating!  We made the most adorable treat bags to hold our Valentines:
This cute idea came from Darling Little Learners!

And we made sweet Valentines for our families:
My kiddos got a kick out of this craft!  Especially once I explained the pun... twice ;)  The gumball machines are from my pack valentine, i "chews" you! {a craftivity}.

Next, we worked on some Valentine's Day math!  I filled up little heart containers with conversation hearts:
I handed them out to the kids, along with graphing and sorting worksheets courtesy of A Teeny Tiny Teacher:
Of course, the candy bags I bought didn't have white hearts... they had blue instead!  But we made it work :)

We also had a snack-filled class party, watched Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, read many Valentine's Day books, and completed an activity with some big kids.  Like I said... today was BUSY! :)

In other news... look what my hubby sent me!!
Two dozen red roses!  He also got me a Pandora bracelet... which I've already been wearing for a week {we went to the store together lol}:
So far I have a cupcake {for obvious reasons!}, a giraffe print glass bead, the key to hubby's heart, a zebra glass bead, a horseshoe, and a little giraffe charm!  I never thought I wanted a Pandora bracelet until I bought my brother's girlfriend a charm for Christmas... when I was at the store, I fell in love!  Now I love to admire it! :)

Hubby is on his way home... we're going to cook dinner and rent a movie.  I'm 100% happy with a relaxing night at home!  Whatever you're doing tonight, I hope you have a HAPPY and SWEET Valentine's Day!!!  XoXo!!

26 love notes:

Brittany Hutchinson said...

We also did Kristen's Conversation Heart math. Your heart containers are PRECIOUS!

Happy Valentine's Day :-)
Brittany
Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit!

Jessica Tobin said...

What a cute, cute set of crafts! I'm considering adding these on my to-do lists for next year! :-D

Jessica
Second Grade Nest

Across the Hall said...

I love those bubbles! I bought them and used them two years ago and I haven't seen them in the stores since. Jealous!

Halle
Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Miss Sara said...

Wow you were busy indeed! Sounds like it was a fun day though :)
I got a pandora bracelet for Xmas this year and I love it! Love your little cupcake charm!
Sara

Miss Elementary

Kate said...

I love the bubbles and I chews you.
Kate
http://funinecse.blogspot.com/

Ms. Simoneaux said...

Very cute ideas! And loved your vday gifts!

Just Wild About Teaching said...

LoL I love the bubbles... good thing you didn't go with the other quotes. =)

justwildaboutteaching.blogspot.com

The Brown-Bag Teacher said...

Your valentines are SUPER cute :) Just finished mine up and it's a great feeling! Have a great Friday.

Catherine
The Brown-Bag Teacher

Amy Howbert said...

What a perfect day, inside & out of the classroom!

Amy Howbert
Little Miss Organized
amyhowbert1@gmail.com

lorawebster said...

My husband got me the little cupcake a couple years ago. It's always been my favorite! I just love your bubble valentines. I'll have to remember that one for next year!

Lora
teaching the littles

Elizabeth said...

Those bubbles are precious! I have a Pandora bracelet and love it, too :) Have fun chilling tonight!

Mrs. Griffith said...

Sounds like your day was just as busy as mine. No party?? I am partied out! You will LOVE your Pandora bracelet. I've had one for a year or so now and it's so exciting when you get a new charm!

Lindsay
For the Love of First Grade

Heather said...

I gave out those exact Target bubbles to my class too! I made up a little card that said: "You're sharp Valentine. I'm bubbling over with thanks for all your hard work!" I tied the pencil and bubbles together with yarn and attached them to the card. I know what you mean about explaining those "puns" a few times - cute!

Ms. Richards said...

I love the Valentine's you made for your class. They are so cute.

Krystyn


Ms. Richards's Musings

Mrs. Sheehan said...

I love those bubbles! I missed those at Target somehow but I will have to remember them for next year!
Maribel

Barbara said...

That bubble card is a great idea!
Barbara
Grade ONEderful
Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

Michele said...

Love the gumball craftivity! It sounds like your on your way to a wonderful weekend!
Michele
The Lightbulb Lab

MissDeCarbo said...

Love the bubble idea! I have tons of bubbles left over from my wedding this summer. I'll definitely use them next year for this! :)

Sugar and Spice

Jenn Bates said...

Love the bubble idea!! I have been wanting a Pandora bracelet!
Jenn
Finally in First

S. Simpson said...

I LOVE your bubble cards, they are so adorable. I just added your TPT packet to my wishlist for next year. I'm hosting a linky for people to share their Valentine's Day pictures, I'd love for you to link up this post if you have time. Enjoy your weekend.

✰ Stacy

Simpson Superstars

melanie markey said...

Love all your wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing x

Rachel Lamb said...

I can't wait to share my valentine bb. I made a giant gum ball machine and they used your templates for writing about their favorite valentine treat. So cute!

LaSchu said...

We did a conversation heart activity as well and ran into the same problem of having blue and not white! Who knew they changed the make of conversation hearts?! It looks like your class had a lovely time.
Laura
Enchanting Elementary

Jennifer said...

OMG, that is so amazing! Thanks for giving me a little shout out. I also used your gumball activity with my class. They loved it!

Jennifer
Darling Little Learners

Nilima Shah said...

Sounds interesting. I 'll try to attend it. Looks like you are a specialist on this because you just made it so easy to be with you, motivated me to learn more on the subject!
Regards
Playschool Franchisee

Sara said...

LOVE that craftivity! Adding it to the wishlist... :)