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 .


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