Valentine's Day Gift Tag Freebie

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to spread a little LOVE to your teacher, principal, or co-worker! Attach this latte-themed Valentine's gift tag to any coffee-themed gift! 


I found this giant latte CANDLE from Home Goods this year and attached this FREE GIFT TAG to personalize it!  You could also attach this gift tag to a coffee cup or coffee gift card! 


You can get this free gift tag by CLICKING HERE and I will email it to you!
There are 3 versions of this tag:
-I love kindergarten a latte.
-I love school a latte.
-I love you a latte.




Happy Valentine's Season!








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Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day is such an exciting time in the classroom. While it is only one day, it can be one student never forget. The day creates a unique feeling between bringing in valentines and having Valentine's Day party. However, this can also result in chaos for the teacher if the day is not carefully planned. Thankfully, the Valentine’s Day Centers and Crafts will ensure students have Valentine’s Day to remember! 


Valentines day party


Tips for Running a Smooth Valentine’s Day Party 


No matter the grade you teach, organizing any type of party can be stressful! More importantly, the day of the party can become absolutely chaotic. Thus, it is imperative to have everything organized to ensure the celebration does not turn into a disaster. With these tips below, this year's Valentine’s Day party will be headache-free! 


  1. Plan out the Day

Students work best whenever there is structure and organization. Hence, it is vital to have a plan for the day. This includes knowing the times when different activities will start and if students will still attend specials. It will be helpful to have an updated visual schedule for the day to keep students focused. Additionally, this will help reduce being asked when the party will start about a thousand times.



 


  1. Organize Centers 

Students are going to be more excited than usual due to Valentine’s Day party! Thus, utilizing these no prep Valentine’s Day Centers and Crafts will be the perfect way to ensure all students remain engaged. With these centers, Valentine’s Day in kindergarten will be more than just a party. Students will still focus on their academics. Centers include color by code, directed drawing, and letter practice. Thankfully, teachers just need to gather the needed supplies to ensure students are academically focused before a party.  Additionally, these centers require minimal supervision! Thus, this resource does not need volunteers to successfully implement in the classroom. 


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  1. Crafting Time 

A kindergarten Valentine’s Day party is not complete without crafts! Hence, the Valentine’s Day Centers and Crafts include multiple options filled with Valentine’s Day symbols. For instance, students will work on Q-tip painting and a hot air balloon craft. As above, all of the crafts are low-prep. Teachers just need to assemble the materials. Everything is so organized that teachers won’t need any volunteers. Students will have a blast working on their Valentine’s Day crafts!


Valentine craft


           

  1. Valentine Bag

With a class Valentine’s Day party, students spend a lot of time finding the perfect valentine to hand out. Thus, no one wants to lose a valentine while packing up or walking to the bus. To avoid this, be sure to have a big bag for students to take home the valentines they collect. 


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  1. Perfect Timing of Party 

Since the class Valentine’s Day party will not last all day, planning out the start and end times is imperative. For instance, having the party before the end of the day will allow students to celebrate and then head home. Or, having the party before recess means students can get wiggles out after the party. By carefully planning out the timing, students will still focus on their academics throughout the day. 


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Teacher Tips Video 


The tips above are all teacher-tested to ensure any classroom party goes smoothly. Additionally, they help ensure that teachers will not need to worry about classroom volunteers to run a successful party. This is especially helpful as many schools have to limit volunteers right now. To ensure the tips are easy-to-follow, be sure to check out the Teacher Tips Video


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A Valentine’s Day party is such an exciting time for students. There will be so much energy to contain between bringing in their valentines and celebrating with classmates. Thankfully, the Valentine’s Day Centers and Crafts will ensure students stay focused in the hours leading up to the party. Students will never forget their Valentine’s Day in kindergarten when implementing the activities and tips above!


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Book Buddies


One of the most exciting parts of teaching involves how much creative freedom there is. While there may be pacing guides or series to follow, there are often ways teachers can add in their twist. For instance, there may be a neat science experiment about a topic read in a book. Or, it may be crafts used to teach the content while decorating bulletin boards. Furthermore, it could be using book buddies to combine academic skills and picture books. Honestly, there are many great ways to kick off an incredible unit! 


Books for Book Buddies 


I LOVE teaching using a theme as the anchor. To kick off any theme, I like to start with a collection of picture books to read to students and then tie in academic skills. By doing this, students are learning important messages while practicing different content. Here are just a few of my favorite book buddy pairings!


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


When teaching letters, this rhyming book is perfect to use! The letters race each other up the coconut tree through a fun, silly story for students. This is a great way to reinforce each letter and the order of the alphabet. 


Spookley

Spookley is one of my student’s favorite characters! In this Halloween-focused book, Spookley feels very sad. While all of the other pumpkins are round, he is square. Sadly, he is often teased and made fun of for his shape. However, when stormy weather comes, Spookley realizes he may be able to save his friends from crashing and smashing. Truly, this book teaches all about tolerance, self-acceptance, and being proud of who you are- no matter how different that is! 





Love Monster


Even hairy monsters need cuddles! However, the citizens of Cutesville have a hard time accepting a goodly-eyed monster. Thus, Love Monster begins a journey to find someone who loves him for exactly who he is. The Love Monster won’t give up on his goal even with a bumpy journey. 


Snowy Day: Winter Fun


Looking at the winter season through a child’s eye is filled with joy, wonder, and hope. In this story, Peter goes on a small adventure while trekking through the deep snow to remind everyone of this. This is the perfect story for a cozy, snowy winter day! 




Activities for Book Buddies 


All of the books above have powerful messages for readers. While they are perfect for read alouds, so much more can be done with them! Thus, I created book buddies to take a read-aloud and pair it with crafts and learning centers. Since students will LOVE book buddies so much, there is a Book Buddy Bundle with 9 different pairings. 


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Palm Tree Book Buddy 


To practice letters, the Book Buddy Bundle has 6 different stations. Within them, students will practice uppercase and lowercase letters in addition to story sequencing. Be sure to check out the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Post for different ways to complete these stations. Students will have a blast when working on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities! 




Spookley: Pumpkin Book Buddy 


Spookley activities always bring so much fun to the classroom! The Book Buddy Bundle includes 6 activities to help practice content while learning how cool it is to be different. Students will work on vocabulary, shapes, counting, and letters! Be sure to check out the Spookley Post for neat implementation ideas. 


Love Monster: Valentine’s Day


Students will love celebrating the season of love with a cute googly-eyed monster. The six stations in the Book Buddy Bundle help students work on sight words, writing sentences, CVC words, and subtraction. Book Buddies will be a favorite lesson for students who are completing Love Monster activities. 




Snowy Day: Winter Fun


After reading this story, students will be ready for snowy day activities in the classroom! Thankfully, the Book Buddy Bundle contains multiple snowman activities. For instance, students will practice sequencing with the steps to build a snowman. Furthermore, snowmen will help students practice letters, numbers and shapes. Additionally, there will also be plenty of gingerbread activities! For instance, students will go on a first sound hunt, trace numbers, and practice addition. Be sure to check out the Gingerbread Post to see more on these great ideas. 





Book Buddies are an incredible way to pair picture books with content lessons. Often, children love reading different stories. With Book Buddies, students can take the stories they love and complete all different stations. Students will have a blast learning with the Book Buddy Bundle





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