I know February isn't even here yet, but I found these fun eye pointers (rings) in Michael's right after Christmas (as in RIGHT next to the 70% off Christmas goodies!) and decided they would make the perfect non-candy Valentine treat for my kindergarteners:
Seeing that I am STUCK inside today due to the blizzard we are being hit with, it was a perfect time to get them all prepped and ready so that I can cross one thing off my never-ending 'to-do' list!
I love to play on words, so I made up some cute tags. I wasn't sure which size would work best for the plastic eyes, so I tried out 2 and guess what...they BOTH work!
I did a set with a pink border and one with a blue border because I wasn't so sure the boys would be keen on receiving a pink paper!
I wrote my name on the tags...
and then attached the pointers/rings!
I tried both taping them and putting dots of glue. Both work great but the glue took some time to dry, so if you are in a rush, go with tape!
Here they are!
We have been using these Scholastic Science Readers in class and they are perfect at each level and for a class of differentiated learners!
So I ordered a set (20 books is $20- you get 5 of each level) and will tape the card with pointer/ring to each book and put it into their Valentine bags!
I actually bought enough of these pointers so that I can send one home and they can use them in class during Valentine's week!
I will let them choose a pointer...
and then use it for guided reading, independent reading and Readers Workshop that week!
If you can't find these 'Valentine-colored' eyes, Michaels also has a generic set you can use!
Grab the tags for FREE HERE!
Last year I made scratch-offs for my kids for Valentine's Day to use for a center in class and for part of their gifts:
You can read all about it HERE and grab the cards for FREE too!
Wishing you a 'love'-ly Valentine's Day...and for those stuck inside battling the blizzard...stay warm!
Until next post,