Love Letters are something that we have done with our first graders for years and decided to share it with the world. We start them in February, or whenever you start talking about Valentine's Day. We talk about what we love about each other in our classroom. It creates a great sense of community when children have to look for the positive traits in all of their classmates. After discussing the "How to's" of writing a friendly letter, we put it in a center with a class list and highlighter. Children have to choose a classmate from the list, highlight their name, then write them a letter telling them all the things they like (OR LOVE) about them. Then we put it in their classroom mailbox and they open it and take it home at the end of the day. You can also add some cute Valentine's Day stickers or smiley face stickers to use to seal the letters together. Watching the children beam with pride as they read their letters is PRICE.LESS! We keep it out long after Valentine's Day is over because it is such a success.
Table of Contents:
Page 1 – Cover
Page 2 – Table of Contents
Page 3-4 – Letter Parts
Page 5-6 – Anchor Chart - Brainstorm
Page 7 – Make a List
Page 8-16 Various Lined Letter Paper
Page 17 – To/From and Stamp
Page 18 – Valentines
Page 19 - Credits
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Key Words: February fun, writing, friendly letters,, language arts, supplement, first grade, word work, center ideas