Friday, February 6, 2015

Celebrating Valentine's Day

Can you believe it's February already?  The year is more than half over and it's time to celebrate Valentine's Day in your classrooms.

I'm linking up today with other fantastic bloggers for our Sweet Treats & More Valentine's Day Blog hop!  At the end of this post, you'll find the link for all the other publications, so don't forget to keep on hopping!

I remember when I was a student, we used to always share Valentine's day cards and I'd often receive little candies or chocolates on top of the multitude of cute little cards.  We'd make Valentine's Day cards for our parents out of red paper and lace doilies.  It was a lot of fun!

These days, in most schools, candy and chocolate distribution isn't allowed (and wasn't that most of the fun?) And teachers are needing to become even more creative with activities to do in their classrooms that are still educational and yet fun for the students.

One of the activities I love doing in my classroom involves reading.  Even though I teach older students (grades 5/6), they still love picture books!  This website provides you with a list of 100 picture books that are all about love.  

Let's Lasso The Moon

I found this really neat science experiment this year with candy hearts and I love it! What does happen to candy heart when you put them in different liquids?  This science experiment is perfect to get your students thinking critically while having fun! Click here to read more.

Fun A Day

I even found some wonderful experiment observation sheets available on Teachers pay Teachers from Curriculum Castle.

Curriculum Castle

Another great oral communication activity that I love doing with my students are these 'Would You Rather...' questions.  This set is from Rachel Lynette and promises a lot of fun.  

Minds In Bloom

And finally, since I love my math task cards, I've created 4 word problems related to Valentine's Day that I'm giving away for FREE!  You can download them here.

 I hope you have a very wonderful Valentine's Day week with your students!