Valentine’s Day is coming and who doesn’t love chocolate? I do have a couple of friends who are pretty ambivalent about chocolate. They can take it or leave it and I think they are….let’s just say I think they’re nuts!!
We found this fun poem a few years ago and use it every February. We write the lines on sentence strips and placed them in a pocket chart with some clipart pictures. Then we read and reread the poem for a few days. They LOVE taking turns using some fun pointers. The pointers help students engage with the print and help them learn to use one-to-one matching on the words.
Some students illustrate a BIG BOOK of the poem. We made a large book using a chocolate kiss as the “shape”. We wrote the lines of the poem on sentence strips and glued them at the bottom of each page. Students illustrated the lines of the poem. They enjoy reading the book in the Library Corner.
One day we brainstorm list of favorite chocolate treats. The students pick their own favorite and use the extension paper above. They add their treat in the blank space and illustrate it. Some years we make a class book using this cover. Other years we just send the paper home for their parents to enjoy. Here’s a sample of one student’s paper.
All these “pieces” are available on our FREE DOWNLOADS page.
Jackie & Kylene