Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Form Letter

My son is 2 years old, and I love having him complete activities like this - as do the recipients of his thoughts! They are great keepsakes and really allow me to keep a meaningful record of his growth.

Great for preschool and early elementary - this form letter is perfect for adults to complete for prewriters while beginning writers can complete it themselves.

Download it for free here via Teachers Pay Teachers.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine's Day - Classroom to Classroom

I was thinking about my neighborhood the other day - feeling blessed to live in a place that feels so safe and friendly. When the thought came to me, I wish that is how all students felt about their school. Which made me start thinking (well actually making schools a safe place for students is a common thought of mine), what can I do?

So came the idea to spread kindness on holidays like my neighborhood does. This is based on a wonderful Halloween surprise we had this past year. I plan to expand this site for other holiday and anytime activities. Please follow! 

Teachers Pay Teachers is a great site to share teacher resources and I will be providing additional free materials for spreading kindness in schools there.   

In this activity students create a surprise for another classroom. It creates a chain of kindness that spreads to the whole classroom by Valentine's Day. 

Please visit here for free downloadable materials for this activity. And leave a comment with ideas for surprises or experiences for how this worked in your school.