October 10, 2015
by Alexandra Parlamas

Lesson plan

Valentine's Day Fun

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Students will be able to copy a sentence about Valentine's Day.

(5 minutes)
  • To begin the lesson, draw a large heart on the whiteboard. Ask some students guiding questions that will activate their knowledge about Valentine's Day. Great examples include: What is this shape? What do hearts mean, or show? What holiday is associated with hearts?
  • Explain to students that today they will be learning about Valentine's Day.
(10 minutes)
  • Read the story Guess How Much I Love You aloud to the class.
  • Once the story is over, ask your students some questions that they can use to connect the story to their own lives. Great examples include: Who is someone that you love? Why do you love them?
  • Tell students that today they will be making a craft project to give to a person that they love.
(10 minutes)
  • Give each student a glue stick, a piece of Write and Draw paper, and a heart-shaped newspaper cutout.
  • Instruct your students to glue the heart onto the "draw" section of their paper.
  • If using, give your students some stickers they can use to fill in the rest of the "draw" section on their paper.
  • As they work, pass out the paintbrushes, cups of water, and the smocks (if you're using them). Students will be able to use the water to wet their paintbrushes and paint.
  • Encourage your students to paint their newspaper heart, using the watercolors.
(10 minutes)
  • Write the words "I love you" on the whiteboard, for your students to reference. If your class is less-advanced, you may consider using all capital letters, as they're easier for children to write.
  • Tell your class that they will be copying these words on the dotted lines provided on their paper.
  • As your class works, walk around the room to assist with any students who are having trouble.
  • Enrichment: Challenge your advanced students to complete the Valentine's Day Simple Addition worksheet. Once they're done, they can color in the items on the worksheet.
  • Support: Assist students who need support by providing a dotted outline of the words "I love you" on their Write and Draw paper. This way, they can practice their handwriting by tracing each letter.
  • Assessment should be based on the final product of each student's craft.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask your students to identify whom they will be giving their project to.
  • Remind your class to tell their special people how much they love them.

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