Project: Valentine’s Bags
Reminder: Please have 20 signed Valentines ready by February 13th!
We will have an exchange of valentines during the week of Feb. 13 – 17. On any of these days your child may bring 20 valentines signed with his or her own name. This is good motivation for practicing name writing. But… it is a big job to write your name 20 times, so please get the valentines early so they can do one or two a night. Remember parents! One upper case letter to start the name, and the rest lower case. We will decorate bags at school to hold the valentines which the children will distribute when they bring them to school.
Project: Valentine’s Cards
This may look like just one grand mess of markers, glue and paper, but it is giving the children an opportunity to express their own creativity and to develop a number of valuable life skills. In addition to the obvious fine motor control necessary to operate scissors, they are expected to remember to use a gentle squeeze on the glue bottle, to put the cap back on their marker and to keep their paper scraps on the table. This kind of self-discipline will serve them well when they face more difficult challenges in real life.