Do you guys ever feel like other teachers judge you or think you are "showboating" when you do creative and new things in your class? Maybe I'm just too sensitive....
I have been meaning to thank Lisa and Beth at Made in the Shade in 2nd Grade. I won a $25 Target gift card from their giveaway. I LOVE their blog. It's so fun, definitely check it out! They are so sweet and always leave such sweet comment!
Well, I needed a trip to Target today. I had totally planned on buying all school stuff, but the dollar spot was lacking today, so I ended up getting a few things for school and some much needed K Cups for my Keurig (that is kind of for school, right?)
I love that welcome sign! They had 8 packs of Sweethearts for just $2.50! Great for my I Heart Math Activity! (Free on my TPT) Oh and no, Target does not sell cats now. She just likes to be in pictures, I swear.
Things have been so crazy at school, that we finally finished a Valentine's Activity that we started on Monday! Thank goodness we finished them so I could take some of my winter stuff down. We made the cutest little Love Bugs. I got the template from Teri at A Cupcake For Teacher. I adjusted it a little to add some writing to it. We just cut apart the body to make wings so we could place our writing underneath! The students wrote a paragraph about who they loved. Some of them were so sweet!
We actually made something similar when I student taught Kindergarten. The students wrote facts about ladybugs.
Normally I just run things on construction paper and have the students cut it out and put it together. Instead I just made templates for the kiddos and had them trace it. I was amazed at how many had trouble just tracing. That is probably why it took us two days to get the love bugs craft done! I am very pleased with how cute they turned out though!
My kiddos must have the Valentines Spirit, because at the end of the day, I walked back to my kidney table and look what was on my laptop.
"Ms. Polk, your eyes are as brown as an eagle's eye.
Ms. Polk is as beautiful as a swan.
Ms. Polk, you are the sweetest teacher in the world.
Ms Polk, your teeth are as white as the snow."
So sweet :)