I participated in both the teacher-to-teacher exchange and the classroom-to-classroom exchange. But, first, I have to
For the classroom-to-clasroom exchange, these are the adorable valentines that Tamera and her class from My Heart Belongs in First made for my class. The hand-drawn faces and individualized outfits on the bears holding a bag of gummy bears were oh.so.cute! I also got a large decorated clothespin perfect for holding reminders for me or messages for my students.
|notice the face at the top right|
|freshly opened box|
These are what my kiddos sent to her class, inspired by this find. The flowered pops turned out sooo cute. We also sent some Pokemon valentine cards, a valentine bucket, and a lil' something for Ms. Wilson.
It was the perfect exchange because we both have the same number of kiddos and teach firsties.
For the teacher-to-teacher exchange, here's what Barbara over at First Grade Delight sent me: a journal (a place for me to write all my blog ideas down), a mini notepad and pen set (perfect for my purse for those afore mentioned blog ideas), an assortment of valentiney stickers, a chocolate bar (my kiddos say 'thank you' for keeping Ms. Talley happy), a pair of fuzzy socks (perfect for the freaky cold front that came in this past weekend), a gift card to Subway, and a cute green bucket to hold all my goodies :)
This is what I made for Jennifer over at Herding Kats in Kindergarten (the "K" is for Knopf). I also got her a bag of chocolates. I enjoyed getting back to my creative side which has been reignited by my new friend Pinterest.
I enjoyed sharing my treasures with you! What is the best Valentine's Day gift you have given or received?