Monday, January 23, 2012

Room 10's Lovely Friends!

Well, I had a crummy weekend.  Pretty much as bad as they come.  Yeah.  It was bad.  And I wasn't feeling too kind or nice this morning either.

So, I knew I had to get myself out of the gutter... so...

... we did a little bulletin board project that had all my kiddos smiling from ear-to-ear which just warmed my heart and really did help turn my day around!

A few weeks ago, I raided the Dollar Spot at Target and got all this great loot.  So, each kid got a large foam heart and a variety of the foam/felt heart stickers.

Then I passed out these copied on red and pink paper:
I had already written each kids' name at the top of one heart and it was random who got who in the classroom.  My kiddos had to think of a way their person had been a good friend and write it in the space.  Then sign their name and use the materials to decorate it.  We did brainstorm a list together of ways people had been good friends to us and I put it up on our LCD projector so they had some ideas.

When everyone was done, we sat in a circle and everyone went around and read their heart to their friend.  The smiles and blushing cheeks were SO nice to see and hearing the "thank yous" at the end was even better!

Then I hung them on a slightly un-balanced bulletin board in the hallway... I'm trying to get over the uneven distribution of the hearts... it's hard!  I love to make a sign for my bulletin boards that a student colors, so I usually do that instead of cutting out letters.  They enjoy having a hand in the bulletin board too!  So, a couple of my boys decorated the sign.
And how could my day not turn around when one of my sweeties shared the one she did for me:

So, if you're looking for a way to add some sunshine to your students' day... or even to your own... do it!  :)

Here's to hoping for a better week for myself! 


  1. hope your week gets better!



  2. These are so cute. I hope you have a great week to make up for your crummy weekend!

    Swimming into Second

  3. Way too cute! I'm sorry you had a bad weekend, but what a way to make the week start out better!

    First Grade and Fabulous

  4. I am sure your week will turn right around, and what a gorgeous reminder every time you are feeling down you just have to look up at that gorgeous display! Thanks for sharing

    Kylie (:

  5. Im sorry about your crummy weekend. I hope everything is ok/ gets better!!

  6. Oh no! Hope your week gets better :) I felt like there was a full moon in my room today too. I'll definitely be doing this project this week :) Thanks!!!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  7. Those are too cute! Definitely a bright spot in a crummy week, I bet!
    Hope your week gets better!

    Teachery Tidbits

  8. So sweet!!! I hope your week gets better and better!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  9. Loving the kid balancing the heart on his face in the front lol.

    Here's to a better week! :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  10. What a great way to start your week! Hope your week gets better and better!
    Stories From Second

  11. This is a wonderful bulletin board and it ties so nicely with bucket filling! Thanks for sharing! I hope your week gets better!


  12. I hope your week has gotten better as well! I just wanted to let you know that I did this activity today with my 1st graders. They LOVED it and it was so cute to see them smiling so big when they got their heart. Thanks for the idea!!


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