Adventures with Mrs. Key

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day

We all survived a crazy, busy, fun week!! Toot! Toot! After the Valentine's Day Party yesterday, I'm not at all ashamed to say that I was in bed at 8:00!!! 
We started our Valentine's Day off just like normal. Morning work, AR Tests, Reading (2 tests just like every Thursday), Recess, Intervention, then lunch. After lunch, we were all things cute, fun, and valentinesy (I made that work up..haha)
During math, we estimated, sorted, and graphed candy hearts. This activity came from the super talented Khrys from Keepin' It Kool in Kinderland. My little first graders still had the hardest time estimating. They were trying to peek through the back of the bag and count. 

 I was so very proud of their hard work. Maybe they were working hard because they knew they could eat the candy hearts when they had their work complete correctly, but I'll take it! :)

P.E. after math. 

PARTY after P.E. 
First, we ate. We had pizza, cheetos, a valentine snack cake, and a juice. Next, they opened all their goodies. They loved seeing everything they got. I personally think I got enough chocolate to last for a few months. Then, we played 'Don't Eat Pete (V-Day Style)' from The Teacher Wife. It was a HIT!! Oh my gracious! We will definitely have to play that again. I have pictures, but I would have to blur all of their faces out. It kind of defeats the purpose of posting it. Maybe one day I will send home a sheet and get permission to post photos. Last, we had to do the unthinkable and clean everything up. 

When it was time to go home, they got a BAG FULL of goodies to take with them. Some bags were busting because they were so full. I think we will need bigger bags next year. 



  1. Hi! Found your blog on the Wallflowers page on FB! I taught first grade for 20 years and they did not do well with estimation. They always wanted to count, they couldn't stand not to be right! I love the Valentine Bags!! I am a new follower.


    2nd Grade Pig Pen

  2. Hello! I am your newest follower. I found you on First Grade and Fabulous' Fan Page today. I am looking forward to your future blog posts.

    Heather Salsman
    Teaching Through Turbulence

  3. Yay for finding new blogs!
    Looks like you had a blast for Valentines Day!!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

  4. Your blog posts give me inspiration for new ideas. So much that I featured your fabulous blog in my first Linky, Desire to Inspire.

    Lovely Literacy and More

  5. Your blog is too cute!! I love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks like you guys had a blast on Valentine's Day! I am your newest follower, drop by. =)

    Just Wild About Teaching