It's time to link up for the Valentine's Exchange, which was put together by the fabulous Caitlin and Sarah from Teacher Blogger Exchange! First, a look at what I made for Colleen from Mrs. Patton's Patch:
I made her a set of magnets from scrapbook paper and little pictures of ladybugs, since her class team is Ladybugs! I made a little card from a heart stamp I carved, and I also sent her a Valentines frame and a little pink bucket that had Heath bars, book plates, and lotion in it! I'm glad I was paired with her because I didn't know about her blog before the exchange, and she has some really great ideas (like this one - QR codes in the classroom + Xtranormal videos = genius!).
This is what I received from sweet Bonnie from Living a Wonderful Life:
Nail polish and a Starbucks gift card! The shade she picked out for me is PERFECT - I can't stand bold color on my fingernails, but I like it better when my nails are painted because it keeps me from picking them, so the subtle shade of pink she sent me is something I will definitely use! Same goes for the Starbucks card - looks like I'll be leaving home a little early tomorrow so I can start my day off with a nice, hot chai tea latte! Thanks so much, Bonnie! Your gifts helped make my Valentine's Day much sweeter (and I'm following your blog now, too!).
We had a great little party this afternoon in my class, but I was so busy running around I didn't take any pictures. Oh well! Today was also made more fun because of the Hey Girl Teacher website (please tell me you know about it!!). Yesterday was my co-worker's birthday, so I printed this one out and gave it to her in lieu of a card. Our principal just so happens to be the coolest, most fun, best principal ever, and when she saw what I'd printed, she took it from there and printed a TON of pictures from the website and scattered them all over the tables in our teacher's lounge today to show us some Ryan Gosling love and appreciation. It. Was. Awesome.
I hope you all had a wonderful day with your students, and are now taking it easy like I am! Glee is on, and my friend Emily is on her way over - my boyfriend is out at the observatory (again!) and her husband is also out of town, so we decided to make dinner together rather than spending the evening alone! It'll be nice to cook something that doesn't involve chocolate - I had enough of that today to last me for the next month! Happy heart day, y'all!