So Nina over at Lovely Little Learners inspired me the other day. In her post titled "100th day activity that flows great into Valentine's Day", I got to thinking and my creative juices started flowing. Our 100th day of school is scheduled for Feb 6th, so we're not there yet, but I just really wanted to do this activity. :) And then, I got to thinking about a friend of mine name Jon who was recently deployed to Afghanistan as a helicopter pilot (9 month deployment). My class and I skyped him this past Thursday...Well, our skype probably went better than I imagined it and my littles LOVED it! Since we had written to Jon for Christmas, I decided it was time for a Valentine's mailing....then WHAM, this thought combined with Nina's 100th day activity.
So, here's what I did! I had my students write on die-cut hearts "100 Reasons Why We LOVE Our Troops!" Well actually they started out writing on each heart using one of the sentence frames below.
We <3 you because_________________.
I'm hoping Jon falls in love with this when he sees it and that he can hang it in his barren room (sorry Jon, your room looked a little sad on skype), or his office, or in the chow hall....wherever! Check out the pics below! If anyone else is interested in writing the troops or sending any decorative decor, email me or comment below. :)
Okay, pardon the torn-up tissue in the pic. That'd be Kreacher on the move while I was in the middle of playing photographer. Silly, little Jug!
So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Nina for providing me with much need inspiration. It's def. been one of those exhausting weeks/months and this was a much needed break from our mid-year assessments. Thanks again friend!