Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Kindergarten Smorgasboard of Valentine's Day!

It's V Day.  Did you survive?  Were your kids CRAZY?!  Did  you get tons of hugs?  I don't like this holiday at all but I love seeing my monsters express so much love!  But boy am I glad it's over.  My feet hurt.  My stomach hurts from the 60 cupcakes that we had.  People, literally 60 cupcakes.  We still have cupcakes and cookies for tomorrow!  Now, I hope the monsters return to normal tomorrow! Um, Ok sure.  That will happen!  

We started our V day with some writing!  We made a bubble map during our morning meeting!  I love that a monster said it was a "special day!"  Also during our morning meeting we did a super fun greeting!  It was shared by our reading specialist!  Each student said this:

"Roses are red, violets are blue.  I love.......  Do you, (insert student name!)"

So, when it was my turn, it went like this:

"Roses are red, violets are blue.  I love glitter.  Do you, Oprah?"  Then "Oprah" would say the poem and so on!  The monsters loved it!  I think we will be doing this greeting more!  

 Of course, we have to meet those common core standards, even on a special, chocolaty day!  So we sorted and graphed our candy hearts!  Then we analyzed the data.  We learned that the orange hearts were the ones that we had the least of!  Why do the candy heart makers hate the orange?!  And then of course, we ate the hearts!  One monsters spit out the white one and said, "eeeew it's minty!"  

After some writing and common core fun, the kindergarten smorgasboard went into party mode!

No celebration at the kindergarten smorgasboard is complete without a silly hat!  Today we made love bug hats!  

We created the perfect Valentine bags for our special deliveries!

And of course we overdosed on sugar!

Here is my gift to the monsters.  A cup with a pen and pencil, a candy necklace and socks!  Socks!  True story.  They knock my socks off everyday!  So I gave them socks!  The parents LOVED LOVED LOVED the idea!  I must give credit to my friend Kathleen at Growing Kinders for this super adorable idea!!

And of course, for all of my loyal friends and followers, Mr.Greg is sporting his love bug hat!!!!  

Happy Valentine's Day!

And finally, a big announcement from the Kindergarten Smorgasboard!

Butters, The CEO of The Kindergarten Smorgasboard is pleased to announce a new headquarters for the Kindergarten Smorgasboard!  We made an offer and it was accepted!  We should close on March 25th!!!!!


  1. YAY!!! Congrats on the house :)

    Looks like your day was just as fun and crazy as ours :)

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  2. Nice house! Good luck moving. Its such a pain to pack and unpack.

  3. Sugar overload at it's finest - that fits my class today - but sooo worth it! {and we have leftover cupcakes too!} Our pack of hearts had no whites, but lots of blues! Congrats on the house! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  4. Congrats on your new home! It's lovely! So glad to see your kinders had an amazing day!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe
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  5. Beautiful home! Congratulations! Looks like you guys had a great day!

    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

  6. That house is gorgeous! So excited for you. Can't wait for the inside pics. I'm going to have to steal that sock idea for next year.

  7. OMG the picture of the plate of cookies, cupcakes etc. makes my tummy ache just looking at it. I love the greeting that you did during morning meeting, I'll have to try that out with my kiddos. I'm hosting a linky for people to share their Valentine's Day pictures, I'd love for you to link up this post if you have time. Enjoy your weekend and CONGRATULATIONS on your new house.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  8. Oh I LOVE that hat and the house is gorgeous! So envious. I want to see pictures.

  9. I love your blog! I will be back to visit it often. Thanks for sharing.

    Fabulous Finch Facts

  10. Congrats on your new home. Seems like yesterday I was reading about a wedding.
    I enjoy your blog and would like to be a fly on the classroom wall. But alas, your too far so I'll just keep on enjoying the blog.


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