Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Heart Valentines (Class Notes)

February is the perfect time to concentrate on making all of your student's hearts happy and create a positive classroom community!   So I made "Happy Heart Valentines"! With these little notes, the students will leave everyday with a happy heart! (Not only from receiving a note, but also from making someone else's day by giving them a note.)

Happy Hearts Valentines (Class Notes), www.justteachy.blogspot.com

These notes can be used in your writing center, or I just have them available during our Morning Games or free time.

You can have the kids draw names to see who they write a note to, or you can let them choose to write to whomever they would like. I have a set of popsicle sticks with the students names written on them, so I have my class draw a popsicle stick to see who will receive the note.  I keep the popsicle sticks in these little canisters.(I think they used to hold Crystal Light)
Happy Hearts Valentines (Class Notes), www.justteachy.blogspot.com

 They choose one popsicle stick out of the canister that says "Students who NEED a Valentine".  After they write their friend's name on the note, they put the popsicle stick in the canister that says, "Students who HAVE a Valentine."  I cut a slit on the lid of this canister so that they can only put popsicle sticks into this canister, and not take any out.  This way they don't get confused and pull out a name of someone that already received a note.  Once all the popsicle sticks have been drawn out, then I put them all back into the "Needs a Valentine" canister.  

Happy Hearts Valentines (Class Notes), www.justteachy.blogspot.com

The students can copy a sentence off of the poster, or write their own nice comment...
Happy Hearts Valentines (Class Notes), www.justteachy.blogspot.com

Happy Hearts Valentines (Class Notes), www.justteachy.blogspot.com

...then deliver the Valentine to their friend!
Happy Hearts Valentines (Class Notes), www.justteachy.blogspot.com

Enjoy making your student’s hearts happy!!

Grab your copy here!
Happy Hearts Valentines (Class Notes), www.justteachy.blogspot.com

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