bitrooms continued- valentine and friendship – the water cycle

As a teacher-librarian I always celebrated friendship and Valentine’s Day together. This allowed a greater variety of books to read aloud with my students without rereading a Valentine favorite the classroom teacher was already covering in class. This year is so different, so the bitmoji virtual classroom had to rise to meet the challenges! Here’s a combined friendship and Valentine themed room with books, crafts and more.

But wait, there’s more! You can click on the water themed room for a water cycle review through fiction and nonfiction links.

hearty crayons because we heart all things coloring

Everyone has their own way to melt and reuse crayons, even Martha. My son and I enjoyed making these for friends this month so much that we made a few batches for his official class party and some to give away as prizes in the library. (I have  Mrs. Morris to thank for the idea and loan of the great pan) After some experimentation we came up with a few of our own twists on this easy craft. See our little crayon heart tips below, happy coloring!

Getting the paper off the crayons can be annoying. They come off of Crayola brand crayons the easiest, and soaking them in a bit of water helps too. Some of the hearts have defined layers, to achieve that effect allow the first layer to melt then add more crayons on top and bake longer.

1. Printed “labels” so after all of the fuss of the big day they remember who gave them a heart. This was applied with a tiny drop of glue versus #3 which was melted on.

2. Glitter will coalesce in most instances unless you stir it in early. I added it on top and this is the form it took.

3. When they are cooling place your label on and the wax will adhere to the paper, no glue or effort to get them to stick.