Monday, February 11, 2013

The Things We LOVE!

It's been a real crazy time of the year!  No school this past Friday and no school today = 100 Day and Valentine's Day on THE SAME DAY.  Yikes!  Tomorrow night is our Family Literacy Night (blog post to come).  Can you say crazy?  I've decided to celebrate Valentine's Day with a quick and fun writing workshop.  I plan to do this tomorrow, so I may post some pictures when I'm done.  Just in case your week is going to be as hectic as mine, I thought I would share this item.  Get it by clicking HERE.

First, I plan to read aloud some fun Valentine's Day poems from this book by my favorite children's poet, Jack Prelutsky.  

After that, we will brainstorm things that we "love" on chart paper.  I always like to start with a nice "work bank" to get the creative juices flowing.  Next, for prewriting, I plan to have students list BIG and little things they love.  We have been working on categories, so this fits in nicely.  I love when that happens.  Here is the organizer I have created.

After a quick edit, I will have my young authors copy their lists in random order on a heart I plan to copy onto construction paper.  Little things will be written small and BIG things will be written, well...LARGE, of course.  Two heart halves have been included for you to trim and assemble to make a whole heart.  I hope you and your students have a fantastic Valentine's Day AND an exciting 100 Day if, like me, they are close together.  Looking for more fun Freebies like this one?  Click below.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. Hi, glad I found you through Manic Monday. I love teaching with poetry especially at Valentine's Day, and I love Jack Prelutsky. Thanks for the freebie! Good luck too with your busy week....too bad your 4-day weekend didn't fall after your busy week!

    The Bender Bunch

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Traci. We have February vacation all next week, so I can't complain.


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