Valentine’s Day Blog Hop 2015

Valentine’s Day Blog Hop 2015


Feeling the Love Blog Hop! Welcome to the Language Arts Classroom, and thanks for joining me with all these other great educators.

I’d like to thank my cohosts, Julie at Faulkner’s Fast Five and Brynn at the Literary Maven. Without their ideas and help, this blog hop wouldn’t have happened!

valentines blog hop 2015

 Something you love about teaching.

I love inspiring and learning with students. Sound corny? It’s true.

A Valentine’s Day resource.

I want students to write in an honest manner about what they think of Valentine’s Day. Older students do lots of grumbling about a day devoted to love, and I let them!

If they think it is silly and grumpy, or rather sweet and romantic, I like when they express true emotions. My Valentine’s Day Narrative works to get students writing.

A funny or unique Valentine’s gift.

I’ve given my husband a coupon for a sports weekend and he thinks that is romantic because I put him ahead of me. I get him tickets to a game or a gift card to a sports bar.

Have at it honey – because I love you and I know you like to watch sports in peace.

Something I would love to do.

Nap? Shop without a budget? Both are pretty unrealistic, but that’s what popped into my head.

A book you love.

I’ve always loved To Kill a Mockingbird, and with the announcement that Harper Lee is publishing another book… I’m thrilled.

The Language Arts Classroom.

 

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  1. 1
    Dr. Ellen Weber

    Great idea to gather ideas for Valentine’s Day from students. Trying to think of the well known author who said: “The reason we do not know what high schoolers think about their curriculum, is because we never ask them.” Your teaching ideas here do the opposite — refreshing! Ellen

  2. 2
    Lisa

    I would LOVE to shop without a budget too! I too like the idea of asking the students what they think about Valentine’s Day – this week would be perfect!

  3. 3
    Jackie

    Giving kids a chance to be honest about Valentine’s day is such a great idea. The vast majority of them are probably single, yet they often feel like the only ones.

    I am soooo excited about Harper Lee’s book!!

  4. 4
    Jackie

    I love your approach with your students. Valentine’s day can certainly cause a lot of angst. I am soooo excited about Lee’s new book. I can’t wait!

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    Brynn

    I’m thinking we try to do some kind of online book club when the new Harper Lee book comes out. I don’t know how it would work, or even really how book clubs work period, but I think it would be awesome since we are all so pumped!

    Brynn Allison
    The Literary Maven

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    Connie

    Teaching students how to take the first seeds of an idea and nurture them into a thoughtful, well-developed piece can be tedious. Combining a writing lesson with thoughts of love- a topic on every teenager’s mind is a perfect match. It turns tedium into fascination.

    Happy Teaching,
    Connie

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