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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentines Day Math and Literacy Ideas

This year for Valentines day my department has decided to have a teddy bear picnic and have a box outside our classrooms for notes from Parents, Teachers and other loved ones. I wanted to incorporate the Valentines theme into my lessons for the week and here are some of the ideas I have come up with:

1. Put words on hearts and hang around the room at eye level. Give children hearts stapled together for a read the room exercise and a cute take home book. (literacy)

2. Divide heart doillies in half, quarters, thirds, etc. and talk about part to the whole. Give each child one cut up and have them glue back together on a sheet of construction paper. (math)

3. Use heart die cuts to count, label with a number or number word: count forwards, backwords or skip count. Match the number to their words.(math) You can find these ready made in my TpT unit:
Valentines Math and Literacy Unit

4. Give each child a blank sheet of paper and a set of markers. Direct the students to draw Valentines objects in specific colors. (Listening)

5.  Play I have/Who has with Valentines themed cards (math or literacy) You can find these ready made in my TpT Unit:
Valentines I have/Who has Unit

6. Make pattern necklaces with red/white and pink pony beads, use tweezers to pick them up for a sorting game (math/basic skills)


7. Use valentines confetti to glue shapes, letters or numbers on paper. Give the students a guide line if necessary.

8.  Create sight word hearts and candies, have the students match them and then record on a piece of paper. (literacy)

9. Create a book with 5 sheets of construction paper folded in half and stapled. Label the sheets from 1-10. Have the children either stick Valentines stickers on each page or draw the correct amount of hearts. (math)

10. The dollar store carries valentines garland, use it to measure items in your environment. You can also cut it to give each child a 12 inch piece and create a recording sheet so they can measure on their own. (math)

Till next time,
Christine

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