What Are Your Plans for Valentine's Day?

     Tomorrow will be a fun filled afternoon. Not only is it going to be a  full moon on Valentine's Day, but it is also the last day before our winter break. Our class has been busy this week making Valentine Animal Creatures, doing some Valentine writing assignments and leaning some new Valentine songs. Tomorrow, I  plan on  reading some Valentine stories to my students and we all are looking  forward to exchanging cards. To get some of the wiggles out, I am planning on showing a couple of my Brain Break videos from Pinterest.  My students just love to get up and dance along with these videos. Best of all they are not only fun but educational.  They have been a life saver during all these cold, snowy winter months in which we can's get outside for recess. You can check out my  video collection of my classroom videos board by clicking the Pinterest link on the right. Our school does not allow food during celebrations. Years ago, we used to have students come in with lots of party treats such as cookies, brownies and cupcakes. Since there are so many food allergies, we no longer have celebrations with food in our classroom. At first, I thought that this took all the fun out of celebrations, but now I don't mind it at all. I no longer have to worry about the ton of  food that gets thrown away since the kids can't possibly eat that much junk food. I don't have a huge mess to clean or worry about the sugar high the kiddos get after eating all those goodies. It is important after all that we encourage healthy eating. "Food Free"  makes celebrations so much simpler. I would love to know if your school still allows party food coming in to your classroom. 
      As a last minute art project, I am also planning on having my students make Valentine cards for their parents with the "I LOVE YOU TO PIECES" idea that I found on Pinterest. It is a great way to get rid of all that extra scrap paper and  it makes an adorable card that I think the parents will treasure. What are your plans for tomorrow? Do you have anything special planned? Please comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts.  Enjoy Valentine's Day with your class and especially your family.    

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