Hi teacher friends! I've used this adorable activity in my room for several years and it's always been a hit! We start it in late January and it runs until February 14th. When students are finished their work, they MUST ask if they can take a name from the bag marked, "Classmates who need Valentines". Then, they show me the name and deposit it into the "Classmates who have Valentines" bag.
After a whole class lesson on what to write and what not to write, the kids are good to go!
At the end of the day, we give the Valentines out with the full understanding that not everyone gets one everyday.
When the "needs" bag is empty, we start again!
I hope your students enjoy this free community-building activity as much as mine have!
Please note, this is a PowerPoint file, so some familiarity with the program is essential.
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