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Valentines don’t need to be perfectly crafted by Hallmark or Papyrus. Refine your students’ literacy skills this Feb. 14. Paper, scissors, glue, and markers — that’s about all you need to get your students writing this holiday. Pre-made valentines are great and easy (did we mention we love the ones

Feb 13, 2017

Valentines don’t need to be perfectly crafted by Hallmark or Papyrus. Refine your students’ literacy skills this Feb. 14.


Paper, scissors, glue, and markers — that’s about all you need to get your students writing this holiday. Pre-made valentines are great and easy (did we mention we love the ones that come with candy inside?), but there’s nothing better than a hand-written note. If you already have a jam-packed schedule for Valentine’s Day, reserve just five to 10 minutes to grant your students some creative liberty.

Regardless of age, kindergarten or high school, ask your students to choose a staff member on campus. Then, decide whether you want leaners to team up or go solo in the note-writing venture.

  • For the littlest of learners, ask them to include one word that describes the selected person, along with an original picture.

  • For middle school, prompt students to carefully construct a few sentences that explain why this person is important to their education experience.

  • High schoolers don’t have to be left out of arts and crafts time. Ask the teenagers to include a new vocabulary word in the memo.

  • Or, if you’re a foreign language teacher, require the note to be written in two languages.


However you execute the task, use this holiday to brighten a colleague’s day. Simply deliver the valentines during your lunch or prep — you’ll thank us for the extra steps after you eat half your weight in chocolate!

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