This is not going to be your typical list for celebrating Valentine's Day in the Classroom, BUT I can explain…

Yesterday, we had a first grade field trip to the Maryland Science Center.

(Field trip and Valentine's Day in the SAME week!)

I was going to post pics last night, but was seriously too exhausted! Plus it was my anniversary and I received a BIG surprise:


I got a new car!! Mr. D surprised me in a fun way – the PERFECT gift after a long day on a field trip.

We have been test driving cars recently, but I had NO IDEA he was making all this happen behind the scenes!


With all the excitement between field trips, new car, and everyday activities, Valentine's Day is going to be a bit low-key this year. But that's OKAY, we'll still have fun!


EASY Ideas for Valentine's Day in the Classroom

Please Note: My intervention groups are focused on specific I.E.P. goals and objectives. We have NO extra time to spare. As a result, I look for simple ways to add Valentine's Day fun in our everyday classroom routines:

  • Valentine's Day vocabulary and sentence practice was added to our Daily 5 Centers all month
  • As a surprise, I printed our weekly Reading A-Z book (Level E: Hugs) on pink paper (so simple, yet a pretty big deal for first graders!)
  • Word Work – the EASIEST center set-up! We use these for “Making Words” style activities with added sensory play. We also play THIS game as warm-ups in our small groups.

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I’m Jennifer and I was a special educator in the elementary school setting over the past decade. I entered the classroom every day dedicated to making learning inclusive AND engaging.

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