Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Card and Groundhog freebie (a little late)

Valentine's Day is coming, so mabe this year I will be organized.  As I have said before, I teach at a Christian school and Valentine's day is a great time to focus on the love of Jesus.

Here are some cards that I made for my class.
Click here to get a copy.  I use it with heart shaped playdough.  I have a great recipe for playdough.  You can find it here.

We had a lot of fun for ground hog day.  I know this is too late for you to use, but you could pin it for next year.  I took the kinders outside to look at their shadows (it was 60 degrees in the St. Louis area!).  They got with a partner and traced each others shadow with chalk.  Then we went inside and wrote about the groundhog's shadow and about our shadow.  Here is the paper I used.

Get a copy here.
On the top lines the children wrote "The groundhog saw his shadow."  On the bottom line they wrote "I did too!"  In the middle, the children drew a picture of themselves seeing their shadow.  We had so much fun with this activity another teacher commented that she would like to be a student in my classroom.  What a wonderful compliment.  It made my day!


  1. Your creations are awesome! Thank you for sharing :-) We need to make plans to get together again! When is your spring break? I'd love to visit your classroom.

  2. Hey Chrissy! I can't wait to get together again! Rough week at the Christian school this week. I have been chanting "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" You would think that I would be counting the days until spring break, but I have no idea. It is usually the week after Easter. I'll find out for sure and let you know.

  3. wah Becky I got impressed with your creations . These are really awesome . Can you teach me I also want to your student.