I plan to put my students in small groups of 2-3 and let them work on my new "Roam the Room" sets. Now, usually, I use these holiday sets as just that - roam the room activities. I use one or two per week throughout that holiday month. However, on Valentine's Day (or the Friday before, this year) I plan to set these activities up as centers around the classroom. I'll set the timer for about 7 minutes and then students will rotate to the next center. There are 10 centers, so that will take just over an hour. PLENTY of time for me to have a few students at a time passing out their valentines into students' bags/holders - which I will plan to line up in the hallway.
At the end of center time, students will retrieve their bags to enjoy! Minimal chaos for passing out valentines and students on-task and engaged during the process!
Here's a little peek at the Roam the Room Centers I'll be using...all centered around Valentine's Day!
This has patterns of +2, -2, +3, -3, +10, -10, and +100, -100....starting at random two and three-digit numbers for an extra challenge.
Parts of Speech
This set has students identify words in a sentence as nouns, verbs, adjectives, or adverbs.
This is a tough skill and my kiddos can ALWAYS use more practice with it!
This one can be used to practice making repeated addition sentences, or multiplication sentences.
In this activity, students will make a variety of words plural - /s/, /es/ and /ies/ practice.
Using Addition to Check Subtraction
Students love being the "teacher" in this activity and checking to see if the answers are right or wrong!
My kiddos have a good grasp on contractions when speaking, but were to put those apostrophes is always a bit tricky!
We haven't learned about fractions yet, but I definitely want to get plenty of exposure to basic fractions before the dreaded testing month comes around....this will be a fun start!
A little challenge for compound words....students have to add a word to the front or back of the given word to make a compound. This is way harder than it sounds for some kids....I like to stretch those brains. ;)
While rounding is no longer in our standards, I still like to expose my students to it. This little rounding to the nearest 10 activity will be perfect for that.
If you need a little
sanity engagement for your students on Valentine's Day, or during the month of February, you can pick up this entire bundle of 10 Roam the Rooms for $4.99! That's about 50 cents per activity....that's a steal of a deal, Valentine! <3 And, you'll be set for this holiday for years to come!