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This Friday was our Valentine’s Day party and we had great time!  We started out by handing out the rest of our Valentines for the end of the day and read Valentine’s Day books.  We then colored and completed books called I Love…

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For shared reading and writing we read the book Will You Be My Valentine and then made a list of Valentine’s Day words.  We picked our favorite words and made Valentine’s Day mobiles.

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For Math we enjoyed candy hearts math centers.  We graphed with our hearts, sorted them by colors, and estimating the number of candy hearts that can fill a bigger heart.  We also enjoyed Valentine’s Day snacks.

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For science we used alca-zeltzer tabs and water to make candy hearts dance.  Students learned how to make hypothesis on simple science experiments.  They guessed what they believed would happened to the hearts.

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We read the story called A Book of Hugs and labeled the main idea and details of the story.  For writing we wrote in our journals about what kind of hug do we think is the best.  We also made flip books about things that we love.  Finally, in preparation for our Valentines Day party, we decorated our Valentines envelopes.

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We have been learning about what makes a book fiction or non-fiction.  We read the story “Franklin’s Valentines”, and talked about things that a real turtle can do / things a turtle can’t do.
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Then we wrote our own fiction story about an animal of our choice.  Students wrote stories “Elsa the eagle has to fly into space”, “Cutie turned into a giant and destroyed the house”, and “Jodi the zebra goes to the library”.  Finally students made newspaper hearts with watercolor.

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Today we celebrated Valentine’s Day due to tomorrow being a teacher inservice.  The day started off with us creating valentine boxes out of empty tissue paper boxes.  We decorated the boxes with markers and got out our valentine’s and gave them to our friends.

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During the handing out of the valentines we also enjoyed cupcakes, cookies, and jello to help our sweet tooth!  After the valentines the students partnered up and talked about something they both liked to do and wrote about why they were friends.  Students placed their writings (and drawings) on big bulletin board paper hearts.

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Today we read the story Valentine Friends in celebration of our upcoming Valentine’s Day party.  After we read the story we created a heart shaped web illustrating the main idea and details from the story.

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In the story the characters learned how to make construction paper hearts, so we used the directions in the story to make construction paper hearts.  On the hearts we wrote about one key detail we learned from the story.

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In Kindergarten we’ve been learning about how to subtract.  We started off with playing a subtraction game on where students practiced learning how to take away a quantity and solve the equation.

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We then read the story “Will You Be My Valentine?” and then created subtraction story problems about getting valentine candy.

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What a busy and fun few days we had for Valentine’s this year!  We started off by making subtraction stories about chocolate candies.

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Then for our Valentine’s Day party we decorated envelopes for our friends to put Valentines in, passed out Valentines cards, had snacks, and made Valentines with our friends and wrote why they were our friends.

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