Saturday, February 8, 2014

Snow Day = Prepping for Valentine's Day Centers and Craftivities!

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? 
Leave it to a snow day to get me ready for next week's holiday! 

It doesn't snow at the coast too often! I measured 5" on my porch and there was actually snow on the beach! I took these two days off to finish some ELA Valentine centers and a fun Valentine craftivity for my students to complete next week! 

First, I finished this little guy! Of course I've been working on him FOREVER! I just needed extra time to get him prepped to put on TPT. He's a card holder for all my students' Valentines!

 I'm so excited to have my 2nd graders complete this craftivity! Before I show them my example, I'm giving them a directions sheet for them to follow. The directions are open-ended, so students can create a variation of robots. Students also need to know a few Common Core Standards in order to complete the project. It just doesn't feel right to have my students complete a project without linking it to a standard or two... I want to keep my kiddos learning and applying their standards!

I also finished my 2nd grade Valentine ELA centers! This was quite the task! There are six Common Core Aligned centers in all! 

I printed the instruction sheets and glued them onto vanilla envelopes for easy storage. 

No center would be complete without cute printables to go with them! To organize these, I placed them all in plastic baggies. I'm all for easy storage! Now, my centers are all ready to go! 

While I was working, my little girl was by my side. She is still sleeping now! I guess I tuckered her out with all of my work on the computer :)

If you're looking for Valentine ELA centers or a Common Core Aligned Valentine craftivity to complete with your students, click on the links below to be taken to my TPT store and snatch these babies up!

What is your favorite Valentine activity to do with your students?



  1. This weather is crazy! At the same time I am loving catching up on shows, blogging, and spending time with my pup. This week should be interesting as all the snow starts to melt.

    Searching for Teacher Balance

    1. I do wish I was in Portland right now to see the snow. It melted on Friday here. Booo!

  2. This winter is just crazy! Here in Spokane we have barely gotten any snow...weird! Glad you were able to use your snow days productively. I would have just layed on the couch all day!
    Teaching with Giggles

    1. I have been on the couch, but I have MAJOR ADD. I can't just do one thing. I watch TV while I create... while on the couch :)


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