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Old 01-05-2013, 01:18 AM
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Something Different for Valentine's Day

I'd like to do a new twist on Valentine's Day, but I'm not quite sure what. Does anyone here do anything "different" in regards to card exchange? Every year, I encourage "homemade" cards to be brought in, but I guess that's asking too much.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:54 AM
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I'm not sure what grade you are, but this teacher does an activity where they have to group their cards based on their attributes. Good science classification lesson!
http://buzzingaboutsecondgrade.blogs...s-day-fun.html
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:29 AM
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Perhaps the students could make cards for kids in a nearby hospital.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:53 AM
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Secret Valentine?
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:54 PM
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I like the hospital idea, or maybe even write letters to soldiers stationed in Iraq. There are a lot of options as well besides these.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:20 PM
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Nursing homes would love Valentines... I bet....
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:17 AM
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Party in a bag!
I usually have the kids fill one paper lunch bag.
In the bag they include one homemade and festive bookmark, one sm bag of chips, one juice bag/box, one sweet treat, and one small festive gift. Then we play musical chairs for the bags. We decorate the bags and bookmarks at school around the 1st of Feb. Then I send it home with a note of what the bag should be filled with. Kids and parents LOVE it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:26 AM
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I like the party in a bag idea!

Every year I send home a note saying to sign the Valentine's. Every year I get at least I unopened box of Valentine's. That's in addition to those kiddos who don't bring in any Valentine's!
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