What better way to begin Valentine's than by heading off to the gym for some healthy heart-pumping gymnastics!
We revisited a comprehension strategy where we connect a story to our own experiences, called "text to self connections". We read "Will You Be My Valenswine?". The little piggy feels as though nobody loves him ... until he realizes his mama adores him! We recalled a time we felt loved and added a few piggy details!
We got crafty and made Love Monster mail bags for our valentine cards! This task helped us refine our fine-motor skills and practice following multi-step directions. Hard to tell who is crazier, the kids or the monsters!
We played a few crazy Valentine Minute To Win It games together! Huh? We have to do WHAT in a minute?!?
Here are a few tournament highlights...
|Candy Heart Stack - How high can you go?|
|Broken Heart - |
Can you gently pass the tissue paper heart using a clothes pin?
|Lava Heart - |
Can you travel across the room using only 2 paper hearts to step on?
Using a variety of lines and details, we made painted love monsters in art class!
|First we drew a variety of lines and then we painted!|
|With a few details, we were able to turn them into Love Monsters!|
We also did a number hunt, colouring in the numbers we found on a 100's board! Look at the hidden picture!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love Monster Mailbags from The Teacher Wife.
Minute To Win It games inspired by Mrs. Schmelzer's First Grade.
Will You Be My Valenswine? craftivity from Cara Carroll.
Hundreds chart mystery picture inspired by Lil Country LibrarianValentine's Battleship from What The Teacher Wants