We just wrapped up Read Across America week and had a blast!! My intention was to post pictures each day, but with all the activities, I did not get a chance to. So, I've uploaded all of them below. I did not upload the pictures from the 35,000 Minutes Read Assembly on Friday for security purposes. There are children in the pictures that are not in my classroom. Enjoy scrolling through them!! Silly Hats and Stripes Day ("Cat in the Hat")
We had so much fun sharing Valentine's today. I love all the Valentine's Bags that were brought in. Your child put a lot of thought and effort into creating a fun bag. I regret that I did not take pictures of the bags. I simply did not get a chance to do it. If you have any pictures of your child's bag, please email them to me, so I can post them here. We began our afternoon with using Conversation Hearts to write notes to Mom or Dad. I've attached a few. The class really enjoyed this. Took them a few minutes to figure out what to say and to include the wording on the hearts, but once they thought it through, the letters came out perfectly!! Hopefully you have enjoyed reading your "love" note today when your child came home. To exchange bags, we sat in a circle and each child began with the bag they made and brought in. I read the students a story about the "Right" family. The "Right Family" left many times to prepare for their Valentine's Celebration. Even their dog "Left" got involved. After many rights and lefts, your child ended up with a bag from another student. They opened their bag to find goodies inside. After our bag swap, we exchanged Valentine's cards and then enjoyed goodies you sent in. To end our fun-filled, fantastic day, I surprised the class with a Block Party. We ended our day dancing to Just Dance or having computer time. It was a wild and crazy time in the classroom and we were all sad when dismissal time came. I took a few pictures to share with you. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
We had a very busy day today!! Along with your Valentine's Celebration we had Jump Rope for Heart! I'm so extremely proud of how hard each student worked today while jumping. I jumped for about 30 minutes (off and on between taking pictures) and was completely exhausted. It was a lot of fun and the class enjoyed every minute of it. I've attached pictures of the students jumping.