Tips and tools from an elementary school Literacy Coach
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Integrating Valentine's Day into your curriculum
Maybe I was mean when I was a classroom teacher. I can distinctly remember students asking at 8:00 on Valentine's Day, "When're we gonna pass out the sugar high-inducing stacks of sweets I brought?!" and I said, "Valentine's Day starts at 2:00. Don't ask about it again or it's not happening."
I mean, it worked, but really... lol
This wasn't always the case. I usually tried to find a way to integrate something about the holiday into the current focus for reading or writing... or math... or something! To help you do the same, and avoid the cruelty that is the conversation above, I've put together several Valentine's Day themed products, available on TPT.