Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Heart Day

I have no aversion to Valentine's Day....but in the classroom it is just nuts!  We had a Valentine Book Swap and it was super fun! Enjoy the photo dump!

We started the day decorating our bags.  Nothing fancy, just brown paper bags.

Love boy readers.  They have priorities and skip the decorating:-)
 Book Swap Pile
 Book Swap BINGO-We put friends names in each box.  I pulled popsicle sticks and students highlighted the name.  When someone got a BINGO they ran to the pile and chose a book.  Next BINGO, books go back to the pile.  Repeat.  Repeat. Repeat.
 Showing off our new reads.
My students got bubbles!  
 Passing out Valentine Cards
 Checking out our loot!
 At the end of the day, I cut out a big red heart.  Then I attach all the cards to the big heart.  Students love coming in and finding theirs.
Survived!  To see who else survived Valentine's Day and how they did it, go check out Simpson's Superstars!

Tomorrow I am taking a professional day to see Sharon Taberski.  SO excited...her book On Solid Ground was one of the first in my path to teach real reading and not basal reading!
Happy Thursday,


  1. I love the book swap idea! Have fun tomorrow :)

  2. I hope your day off went well. I haven't heard of that book. Sounds like something I'd enjoy though.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. It is such a great read! Changed a lot of what I do in my room.

  3. I love the book exchange Bingo. Valentine's Day is not my favorite...Too much sugar and craziness for me, but I play along!
    Owl Things First

  4. I really love the idea of having a book swap for Valentine's Day. I'm pinning your post right now. I'm hosting a linky for people to share their Valentine's Day pictures, I'd love for you to link up this post if you have time. Enjoy your weekend.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  5. What a fun and creative book swap! I love it!

  6. Great Valentines with kids! Upcycling and recyling valentines cards is so cool!

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