Since we specialists don't get to do parties with our students usually, we decided to have a Valentine's Celebration for our students during our afterschool program. The kids were thrilled! They brought snacks, and we did some fun activities. First, my 2nd grade tutees wanted to make something special for their 5th grade tutors. So, we made paper flower bouquets! They were so proud to give them to their tutors!
Update: I've created a Video Tutorial on how to create these super cute paper bouquets!
The students also made Heart Animals. We talked about symmetry, cut out a bunch of hearts, and then used the hearts to make animals. When our animals were finished, we added GOOGLY EYES (what project involving googly eyes isn't fun??). Finally, we practiced our possessives by writing about our animals' favorite activities and foods. Here's a picture of their heart animals: