Valentines Day and Valentines Boxes

Free Valentines Box family project letter.  Have your students create  a fun Valentines Day box at home with their family.  At home projects are a great way to encourage families to spend time together.  This project is great for pre-school, kindergarten, first grade, second, thirds and upper grade students too.            #valentines #valentinesdaybox #valentinesprojectFebruary is a busy month for many kindergarten classrooms.  For me, it means celebrating the 100th day of school one week and Valentine's day the following week.  Oh, and Family Science Night is somewhere in the middle of all of that.  #tiredteacher.

I like Valentine's day to be fun and STRESS-FREE.  I learned a few tricks along the way.  So, if you are a first-year kindergarten teacher- READ CAREFULLY.

Do NOT give a student list of names.  No matter how much the parents ask you for one.  Your kids can't write them or read them.  It takes WAY TO LONG for kindergarteners to pass out Valentines with names on them.

Instead, I send home a brief note explaining to parents you will be celebrating, but to only send in cards with their child's name signed on them.  Then when it is time for the cards to be passed out, The kids simply drop a card in to each students' box- easy peasy. Another trick is to line all the boxes up in a row across the tables so no boxes are missed.  I usually put on a movie and call up several kids at a time to pass out their cards.

Now for the fun part- We do a Family Box project. Each child is asked to create a box at home with their family.  Some families really get into this.  I also check in with my students to make sure they all have supplies.  If I find out someone doesn't, I send home a few sheets of paper, some stickers, and a box.  I also always have a few extra pre-made boxes on hand just in case someone doesn't bring one.  We have the boxes due a few days before Valentine's day, so anyone who doesn't do it on time, actually still has time to finish it.

I am always amazed at the creativity of the boxes.  The feedback I get from the parents is always great.  Many of the families tell me how much they really enjoyed making the boxes with their children.

If you would like a copy of my note just click on the picture below. Please note some school districts block download access. You do not need to request permission to download.
Free Valentines Box Project Letter,  This is a fun family involvment pojrct for Valentines Day.  Families work together to crate a Valentines day box. for their child.  The boxes are easy and fun to create.  The directions are in English and Spanish.
I can't wait to see what my families share this year.  I know they will be AMAZING!!!

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