Saturday, January 5, 2019

Be My Valentine Treats




Happy New Year



First, I would like to wish all of you a very happy 2019. I hope your plans, hopes, and dreams all happen just as you wish.

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and not everyone has a significant other. This is especially true of young students. Making cards that imply a romantic message sometimes does not appeal; however, almost everyone has a good friend or a relative they admire.

The days before Valentine’s Day can be an opportunity for students to write a friendly letter or thank you note to someone they appreciate.

Even in the era of texts and IM’s, the lost art of a handwritten note or letter is something they will need to learn how to do.

After modeling a well written friendly letter and thank you note, I would have each student write one of his/her own. I would visit the Dollar Store to find appropriate sheets of stationery and give one to each student on which he/she would write a final draft.

The emphasis, of course, was on friendship and/or admiration and not romantic love. My students loved the idea, and the project was very successful.

If you want to skip the trip to the store, you can download a sheet of Valentine’s Day stationery here and print it.

Some students have a problem with writing run-on sentences. It is hard to avoid them, when they don't really understand what they are. 

This is a free resource I created to help students practice avoiding run-ons in their writing. All the sentences in the exercise are associated with Valentine's Day. Get yours here.


A freebie for Valentine's Day Correcting Run-on Sentences

Thanks for reading,


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3 comments:

  1. A great way to help your students learn how to write letters. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year, and Valentines Day.

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  2. I agree that the written note is a lost art so I have my students write as many notes, letters, postcards, thank you notes, etc. as possible! Thanks for the sweet reminder!

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  3. This is a wonderful activity to help students learn how to write letters. Thank you for sharing!

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