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Overview and Purpose: Valentine's Day provides a great opportunity for students to practice writing addresses. In this activity, they are sending Valentine's Day cards to the kindergarteners in their school.
Objective: The student will be able to correctly address an envelope.
An assortment of Valentine's Day cards with envelopes
Have students practice addressing envelopes by having them write Valentine's Day cards and send them to the kindergarteners. The address can be the kindergarteners' classroom, the name of the school, and then the physical address. Have students check each other's envelopes to make sure they are filled out correctly. When all the cards have been written and the envelopes are correct, choose two or three students to be the postmasters and have them sort the envelopes by classroom. When they are finished, choose two or three other students to be the mailmen and to deliver the valentines to the classrooms.
Overview and Purpose: In this lesson, students learn how to shop based on cost per item instead of the overall cost. They practice using store circulars that offer sales on items for Valentine's Day.
Objective: The student will be able to compare the price of the same gift from two different stores and decide which one is the better deal.
Store circulars offering jewelry and chocolates for Valentine's Day gifts
Information on how many pieces of chocolate are in the boxes offered in the circulars
Teach your students how to compare prices by figuring out the price per item. Use some examples from the store circulars as group practice. Then, have your students work individually or in groups and use the store circulars to compare prices on jewelry and chocolates. They will have to figure out the price per item or per inch to determine which sale is better.
Overview and Purpose: Valentine's Day is a good time to focus on friendship. In this activity, students write compliments about their classmates on paper hearts. The hearts are then hung on a piece of crepe paper above the student's desk.
Objective: The student will be able to write something nice about each member of their group.
Red, white, and pink construction paper
Have students make paper hearts out of the construction paper. On each heart have them write something positive about each person in their group or row. Have them underline all the adjectives that they use. Take the hearts and hang the compliments for each student on crepe paper above their desk.
Overview and Purpose: Students use candy conversation hearts to create colored pictures showing familiar themes for Valentine's Day.
Objective: The student will be able to create a picture using traditional Valentine's Day candies.
Candy conversation hearts
Have students create a picture made entirely of candy conversation hearts. They can glue them to the paper upside down so the wording does not show. Suggestions for pictures could include traditional Valentine's Day symbols, the front of a Valentine's Day card, and special messages. When the students finish their pictures, spray them with a protective sealant.
Overview and Purpose: Students use all their senses in this chocolaty writing activity. They try to describe what their piece of candy is like in a way that the other students can recognize it.
Objective: The student will be able to use at least five adjectives to describe a piece of chocolate.
A box of assorted chocolates (be careful of nut allergies)
Explain to your students that you are going to give them each a piece of candy. They should write as many descriptive words and phrases as they can about the candy. Remind them to use all their senses when they are writing. You could even have them write the five senses on their paper and write the words under the correct one. After the students have completed this activity, have each one read their words and have the class try to guess which piece of chocolate the student had.