We love Valentine's Day. Mostly because it has chocolate involved...but also because of all of the fun things that we can do in our classrooms. One of our yearly traditions is to have our students write a book for their families entitled, "Love Is." They dedicate their book to their families and then each page is dedicated to the different members of their family. We say they must include everyone that lives with them first and then they can add grandmas and grandpas, etc.
It is a quick write. Each page begins with "Love is" and then they write what each person in their family does to show true love for their family. For instance...
Love is when my mom makes me breakfast.
Love is when my dad drives me to hockey practice.
Love is when my brother reads me books.
Love is when my sister shares her secrets with me.
You get the idea! They come up with the sweetest things!!! We love reading these books, and so do their families. They are definitely keepers!