I was so excited when, after spending so much time on them, my students knew that the Kit Kat bars made an X. I call these my X's and O's cupcakes.
Let's share some ideas for Valentine's Day!
Time savers and helpful tips:
* I have my students make their boxes at home. I do remind parents to please make sure their child can get the valentines out without destroying their box. The reason I do this is to save instructional time and so their boxes will be their own. So many times they copy from each other and I love to see what they come up with.
* I put white bulletin board paper on their tables before the party. I do this so they can decorate the paper and have their own creation for our "table cloth." I also do this so they are busy for about 20 minutes so I can finish anything I need to for the party. And I also do this because when they go home
and the paper is a mess I just pull the paper off and throw it away. I haved saved a lot of time doing this.
* I collect 2 or 3 dollars from each parent and I go purchase the supplies for the party. I do this because no matter what else I've tried I end up with 80 cupcakes and 20 bags of chips. My parents like this better. I always keep receipts in case there is ever a question.
* I always have extra Valentine cards ready in case someone comes without their cards.