Monday, February 17, 2014

Here We Go Again!! and Valentine's Day

Well, Chicago is once again in the middle of a snowstorm. We had 5-6 inches of snow in the matter of 3 hours this afternoon. It was coming down so hard it was hard to see past your own house. It was pretty though. On the other hand, ENOUGH ALREADY!!  At least we had off today for President's Day. It was nice to get caught up and plan for the next fun units. 

 On Valentine's day we did an estimation activity. The children each brought in a container of items and only they knew how many were in their container. They then walked around the room and estimated how many were in each one. They were so cute about it. After they were done we went through each container to find out how many were really in them. The kids had a blast! It was a great lesson in estimation. I found this activity over at Foxwell Forest, thanks Becca!!

Here are our Valentine treat bags we made. They were the hit of the parking lot at the end of the day. The parents really like them. However, after the firsties passed out their treat and cards the bags were stuffed. Not sure about you but all I remember bringing on Valentines day as a kid was just the Valentine cards and no special treats (unless that is because I am the 9th out of 11 kids and my mom didn't bother or have the time to make the fancy treats). Either way, the day was fun and the kiddies had a great Valentine's Day .


Thursday, February 13, 2014


I just love how this cute board turned out. Thanks, Kacey over at Doodlebug Teaching.

We've been trying to squeeze in presidents and Valentine's activities. Since we had so many days off of school because of the cold we are soooo behind. I feel like I am rushing to get everything done. I love doing the president unit every year but this year it will have to be cut short.
I had to share this with you. This is our spelling test we took last week. At the bottom of the paper the kids have to write a sentence using one or more spelling word in the sentence. This sentence was written by one of my most favorite little firsties. She is adorable and so is her sentence. Most of the kids write the shortest, easiest sentence they can get away with. Not this one. I love it!!
Well, have a Happy Valentine Day, that is if you are not off due to another snow day. I have one last note about this winter weather and snow day.  ENOUGH WITH THE SNOW AND COLD, BRING ON SPRING!!