This Valentine's Day packet contains 10 pages of fun! It addresses simple math, reading comprehension, and writing, as well as fine motor skills, such as coloring, cutting, and pasting.
Page 1: Cover sheet. Students can color the letters in to work on fine motor skills. Name goes on page 1.
Page 2: Basic addition. Students are to add 8 problems, each in a heart, all with answers of 6, 7, or 8. They are to color the hearts according to the key.
Pages 3-6 Valentine's Day graph. Students are to cut out conversation hearts and make a graph. They are to analyze the graph, identify how many are in each category, and they must name their graph.
Page 7: Fill in the blanks, reading comprehension. Students use context clues to fill in the correct word in the sentence. Word bank with picture clues is provided.
Page 8: Acrostic poem for "Valentine." Students are to think of words that start with each letter in the word and write it on the line. For students who need assistance, teacher can write the word with a highlighter and student can trace it.
Page 9: Color-coded sentence building
This activity is perfect for teaching students about the mechanics of a sentence.
- 4 sentences are provided, each in a Valentine-colored box
- teacher or student cuts out the words/pictures on the black lines
- place all word/picture cards together jumbled up
- students use colors, shapes, and sentence clues to create a simple sentence.
- simple sight words are used so that students can read the words and sentence before and after they are cut
Students can use the clues in the sentence to decide which word goes first by the capital letter, and which word goes last with the end punctuation. They can also use the colors to help them, as well as the shapes of the words.
Boardmaker pictures are used to simplify the definitions for students with special needs.
When I use this activity with my class, I glue the sentences onto index cards to give them longer life. Another option is to give each student a set, and they can glue the sentences on a piece of paper.
Page 10: Fill in the vowels cut and paste activity; incorporates color identification.
Packet would be excellent for general education Pre-K through possibly grade 1, also for all grades with special education students.
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