Friday, February 15, 2013
whoooooooooo will be my Valentine?
"OWL be your Valentine." We had our party today, instead of yesterday [??] Thank God for the Ellison machine. The wings of the owl held onto the pencil, and the pouch was made from the gift card holder die, with part of the resulting shape cut off. I made these Valentines for my students - everyone got a pencil with a cap eraser and, tucked into the back of the packet, a wedge eraser. Which, frankly, they need more than the pencil.
I may live to regret giving them wedge erasers... but the owls are cute. There won't be paper owls flying around the classroom, anyway...
Yesterday, we didn't have our Valentine's Day party, unlike 99.9% of schools in America. But there was lots of cookie cake. For two very special Queen of the 1st Grade Universe on-the-same-day-as-Valentines-day-and-each-other birthdays [wild coincidence, no?]. A huge thank you to the homeroom mom who spearheaded that [and tried to keep it a secret from us].
And, because I'm that kind of person, I bribed the Lyd into signing a Valentine for a friend, and signing for their cats, too. (The front of the card has a cross eyed cat. So, why not?) The Lyd has such a hard life.