Valentine’s Day Ideas & Freebies
Valentine’s Day is one week from today! Are you ready? The sad thing is, I know exactly what I’m doing with my students and I have no idea what I’m doing with my husband. #teacherlife
Over the years, I’ve hosted various degrees of parties with my students, from an hour-long pizza shindig, to passing out cards for 15 minutes before pack-up. Whatever the case, I always like to have Valentine’s Day activities to keep the students motivated and working before the party. I’ve created a couple that I want to share with you for free. They also work great for sub plans if you have to be out on the big day, or the week of Valentine’s Day.
I’ve created cross-curricular, Valentine’s Day themed, pages with you can find for FREE in my store. These pages include graphing, ABC order, part of speech, blank writing pages, and a parent party letter.
One year, Valentine’s Day coincided with my functional text unit, so I created a themed booklet to use with my kiddos. This was a big hit, so I typically return to it every year, even if I’m not in the same unit. You can find this for FREE by clicking on the tab labeled, “Freebie Library” above. The password to unlock the library will be sent straight to your inbox when you subscribe for my newsletter. (The initial email might be sent to your spam/junk folder.)
This year, Valentine’s Day falls during unit review. I don’t have much time to stray from pacing, so I created task cards that are content-based for both reading and math with a Valentine’s Day theme. You can see more of these cards by clicking here to visit my store.
One last thing that helps me get ready for Valentine’s Day is homework. I assign my students a monthly, optional homework assignment that is usually due at the end of the month. For February, the project is to create (or buy) Valentines for every student in the class. Each valentine has to have a complete sentence with a compliment. If you’re interested in a year full of monthly projects in an EDITABLE document, you can read more about it here.
I hope that your Valentine’s Day is full of kindness and that when you step out of your classroom at the end of the day, the celebrating doesn’t stop.
Talk to you soon,