It's already February and for some of you the end of winter may be in sight, but here in Wisconsin, spring doesn't usually show up until late April at the earliest. So I'm still all about those snowmen, penguins and fun winter holidays that February brings. I'm teaming up with some teaching friends to bring you a great blog hop full of winter teaching ideas for every topic you can think of along with a FREE winter eBook with great print and go resources you can use right away! And don't miss the giveaway too for your chance to stock up on more great resources for your classroom :)
I love flipping my calendar over to February because it means I don't have to hide my Valentines decorations any longer. (I totally put them up right after taking the Christmas ones down...) A whole holiday revolving around love, kindness and cute little hearts makes me smile so I usually try to incorporate fun themed activities for a week or two before the big day. Here are my 5 Engaging Valentines Day Ideas to Try in Your Classroom.
Just a few other ideas: letters (practice naming or sounds), CVC words, colors, shapes, numbers, even/odd, counting on (4,5, ?), counting back (9, 8, ?), addition, subtraction, etc.
Here is where the learning come in. ;) The teams must then work together to count how many hearts they managed to get into their cup. They can work together however they'd like to count them, but eventually they usually figure out to make groups of ten and then skip count to make it faster.
here or the image above to grab your FREE printables.
Seasons of Love Math and Literacy Pack It also includes BINGO boards for letter ID, letter sounds, number ID, addition, and subtraction along with 10 other activities to keep your students engaged in meaningful work around the Valentines holiday. You can see the whole pack here:
Themed Skill Practice
I'm not big on worksheets, but sometimes you have five minutes left before lunch, need to reinforce a skill, aren't sure if the class "gets it" yet, or just need a few minutes of quiet so you can get things ready for the next fabulous lesson you have planned. That is usually when I pull out a skill based worksheet and it's so much better if I can find one that is themed and engaging for my students. That's where this FREE eBook comes to the rescue. Check out all the amazing winter themed goodies inside like this Valentines "Skip a Beat" Skip counting page (also from my Seasons of Love pack)
Grab your copy of our Winter e-Book here:
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