Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sweet Sentiments Activity

I'm linking this post up to Simpson's Superstars!
She's having a link up for us to post our Valentine's Day pictures!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! 
I hope your day was as sweet as mine was!

I just wanted to pop in quickly to share an activity I did today with my first and second graders. I had the children secretly choose a student's name and write something that they liked about that person, focusing on our character traits. Then, they read them out loud (leaving off the person's name) and handed it to the lucky recipient.

 The hearts were so sweet and everyone was so touched when they heard the kind words said about them. Many of us even shed some happy tears! When I asked my students how they felt about this activity, they had such poignant things to say. 

One said, "I feel so happy because I had no idea everyone liked each other so much!" This activity really made them all realize that they don't say enough nice things about each other. And, they all promised to do that more often because it felt so good to hear!

In other news, I hope you entered to win my brand new CVC Words Go Fish Game! It's so new, that I haven't even uploaded it to my teaching store yet. By the time the giveaway is over, I hope to have a few more games done, so, the 3 winners can choose the game of their choice.

 Here are some pictures of my cute little kindergartners playing Go Fish today! As a treat, I had four games going at the same time. Normally, I only have one game at a station.


  1. What a sweet activity! I'll have to try it with my class :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. Aw, that' so sweet that you had your kids encourage each other like that. It is true that we don't take enough time to have our children say nice things to each other.

    Compassionate Teacher

  3. Great activity I will do this next year. Thank you for sharing your wonderful lesson!

  4. Love the "sweet" note idea. We missed out on a lot of V'day fun, because we were on break this week. I'm jealous. Have a fabulous Friday!
    The Lightbulb Lab

  5. I love the heart activity. How adorable and motivating for your students! :)

    Sugar and Spice

  6. What a great idea. Your kids really wrote some sweet things to one another, I just pinned ya so I can remember to use this next year. I'm hosting a linky for people to share their Valentine's Day pictures, I'd love for you to link up this post if you have time. Enjoy your weekend.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

    1. Thanks so much for the bloggy love ~ have a super weekend.

  7. I love the note writing activity! The best part is that they elaborated their comments...genius! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    Primarily Speaking


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