Valentine Fun in Room 131

Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.
There is nothing better than a classroom full of 5 and 6 year olds sharing some love. We had a blast at our Valentine's Day party! A big thank you to all the parents that planned and helped make our party so much fun. We were feeling the love all day long! 
Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.
Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.
Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.  Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.
Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.  Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.
Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.  Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.
Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.
This girl was soooooo excited to give me these flowers. It was sad to take down our valentine crafts and writing about love, but time marches on. I think we have enough love to last us until May...or at least until someone takes our favorite pencil.
Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.  Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.  Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.  Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.   Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.  Valentine fun! Simple valentine bags equal gift bags and foam heart stickers from Michaels. This post also includes some simple valentine writing activities.

Mrs. Bell

Teacher Time Saver...Plan to Eat

This tired teacher time saver will help you organize your recipes, plan a week of meals for your family and produce an organized grocery list. Organize your recipes in one spot and share them with your friends. Make meal planning easier so that you have time to grade papers…or take a nap.
Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat
One of my friends gave me a subscription to Plan to Eat for Christmas last year. At first I thought I would never use it, but during one of my snow days I started loading my recipes into 
the site... It has now become my #1 tired teacher time saver. 
Check out this quick video about how this site works...
 I was able to load my favorite recipes from my Pinterest Yummy! Board into Plan to Eat. I was also able to find most of the recipes in our family's favorite recipe book that we have had forever on the internet. Recipes could only make it into this book if they were family approved by a majority vote of the Bell Party of 5. 
This tired teacher time saver will help you organize your recipes, plan a week of meals for your family and produce an organized grocery list. Organize your recipes in one spot and share them with your friends. Make meal planning easier so that you have time to grade papers…or take a nap.  This tired teacher time saver will help you organize your recipes, plan a week of meals for your family and produce an organized grocery list. Organize your recipes in one spot and share them with your friends. Make meal planning easier so that you have time to grade papers…or take a nap.
Once your recipes are organized into the site, you are able to plan your week of meals and have a grocery list, organized by categories, printed in minutes. 
This tired teacher time saver will help you organize your recipes, plan a week of meals for your family and produce an organized grocery list. Organize your recipes in one spot and share them with your friends. Make meal planning easier so that you have time to grade papers…or take a nap.
This tired teacher time saver will help you organize your recipes, plan a week of meals for your family and produce an organized grocery list. Organize your recipes in one spot and share them with your friends. Make meal planning easier so that you have time to grade papers…or take a nap.
This tired teacher time saver will help you organize your recipes, plan a week of meals for your family and produce an organized grocery list. Organize your recipes in one spot and share them with your friends. Make meal planning easier so that you have time to grade papers…or take a nap.
This tired teacher time saver will help you organize your recipes, plan a week of meals for your family and produce an organized grocery list. Organize your recipes in one spot and share them with your friends. Make meal planning easier so that you have time to grade papers…or take a nap.
If you happen to join Plan to Eat, let me know so we can be recipe friends. If you don't want to make the leap now, they run 
a once a year special price during Black Friday. Check out my Yummy! Pinterest board for some new recipes. Lemon 
Chicken Orzo Soup is a Bell Party of 5 favorite right now. 
Mrs. Bell

February Pinterest Pick 3

I am linking up with Just ReadPositively Teaching and 
Inspired Owl's Corner for their monthly Pinterest Pick 3 Party.
I LOVE popcorn! This popcorn from Gimme Some Oven looks very yummy!
This is my favorite Valentine craft.
This post from Classy Clutter has lots of Valentine ideas to give to my students.

Check out my February Pinterest Board 
for other Valentine craft ideas...
Mrs. Bell

It's All About the Shapes

Practice identifying flat shapes and solid shapes in Kindergarten with these fun shape activities. Don’t miss seeing these shape activities in action.
We just finished our flat and solid shapes unit. We used lots of activities and games from It's All About the Shapes to practice our shape identification skills during guided math groups. 

Our Guided Math Group 
Rotations Included...

1. iPad Time 
2. Game Time
3. Teacher Time
4. Exploration Time

Spin and Cover was a great rotation activity, 
especially since it can be differentiated with 2 different spinners.
Practice identifying flat shapes and solid shapes in Kindergarten with these fun shape activities. Don’t miss seeing these shape activities in action.
We filled in our own shape charts 
during a math workshop mini lesson.
Practice identifying flat shapes and solid shapes in Kindergarten with these fun shape activities. Don’t miss seeing these shape activities in action.
Playing shape headbands is always a big hit. 
Practice identifying flat shapes and solid shapes in Kindergarten with these fun shape activities. Don’t miss seeing these shape activities in action.
For one of my math groups we used this spinner to spin and identify solid shapes which provided lots of repeated practice.
Practice identifying flat shapes and solid shapes in Kindergarten with these fun shape activities. Don’t miss seeing these shape activities in action.
We used these sorting mats to sort flat and solid shapes. 
Practice identifying flat shapes and solid shapes in Kindergarten with these fun shape activities. Don’t miss seeing these shape activities in action.
During a guided math group students created these solid shape posters. They used their posters during a math workshop mini lesson to introduce solid shape attributes to their classmates. 
Practice identifying flat shapes and solid shapes in Kindergarten with these fun shape activities. Don’t miss seeing these shape activities in action.
Check out It's All About the Shapes for these and 
other shape activities for your guided math groups. 
Practice identifying flat shapes and solid shapes in Kindergarten with these fun shape activities. Don’t miss seeing these shape activities in action.
Check out my Shapes Pinterest Board 
for more flat and solid shape ideas...
Mrs. Bell

My Favorite Valentine Crafts

A Place Called Kindergarten: My Favorite Valentine Crafts You don't want to miss these simple Valentines crafts for kids. These Valentine craft ideas are easy enough to do tomorrow.
These are two of my favorite Valentine crafts. I am looking forward to creating these crafts with my students this year. For both of these activities I used a 12x12 piece of paper and a heart template. I trace a heart with a pencil to get students started on both projects. For the mosaic, they put a line of glue along the heart to start the first heart. For the things we love heart, they trace the pencil heart with a marker to get started.
A Place Called Kindergarten: My Favorite Valentine Crafts You don't want to miss these simple Valentines crafts for kids. These Valentine craft ideas are easy enough to do tomorrow.
A Place Called Kindergarten: My Favorite Valentine Crafts You don't want to miss these simple Valentines crafts for kids. These Valentine craft ideas are easy enough to do tomorrow.
A Place Called Kindergarten: My Favorite Valentine Crafts You don't want to miss these simple Valentines crafts for kids. These Valentine craft ideas are easy enough to do tomorrow.A Place Called Kindergarten: My Favorite Valentine Crafts You don't want to miss these simple Valentines crafts for kids. These Valentine craft ideas are easy enough to do tomorrow.
A Place Called Kindergarten: My Favorite Valentine Crafts You don't want to miss these simple Valentines crafts for kids. These Valentine craft ideas are easy enough to do tomorrow.A Place Called Kindergarten: My Favorite Valentine Crafts You don't want to miss these simple Valentines crafts for kids. These Valentine craft ideas are easy enough to do tomorrow.
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I Teach Kinder 
February posts...
Mrs. Bell