Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine Lovin'

We have kicked off this week with lots of LOVE! I just love the month of February!!! Between Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day and more, we have so much to celebrate. Yesterday we read the story There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose. Then we practiced our sequencing skills. The kids were given the items the old lady swallowed in the story and needed to glue them in the correct order.
Then they chose there favorite item she swallowed and highlighted it by writing about the item and attaching it to the Old Lady. Don't ask me why, but I forgot to take pictures of they kids final products today. Here is the sample I used to model it for them, so you can get the idea.
You can grab this idea and more in my Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose-Supplemental Literacy and Math ideas as well as my FREEBIE that goes with it!

Today, we worked on getting our room a bit more festive for Valentine's Day. We created a Friendship Letter mailbox center. Each student made an adorable envelope and wrote their name on it. Then throughout the week, they are going to write a short note to each classmate and put them in the envelopes. On Valentine's Day, we will take down the envelopes so each student can read the thoughtful words from their friends. 

We also worked on contractions and compound words today. We made heart banners to show our work. First, each student wrote one compound word and one contraction on their whiteboards. Then they needed to choose one contraction or compound word to showcase on their heart banner. 


We used plus signs and equal signs to show how the words were put together to make a new word.

Here are some of the finished products:


I have to give a big shout out to Aimee from Primarily Speaking for her amazing Valentine Fun Packet that had this idea in it, as well as our Valentine friendship letters.She also was kind enough to offer the heart patterns and plus and equal signs as a FREEBIE on her blog. Make sure to stop by her blog and TpT shop to grab your copies. Her ideas are wonderful!




3 comments :

  1. I didn't even know there was a rose version of the story-will have to check that one out. Love the Friendship Letters idea! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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  2. It's looking quite festive in your room!! Thanks for the shout out, my friend!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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