Please do not buy valentines for your child to exchange at school. I have a fun and exciting project planned for the children. This year the children are going to make their valentines to exchange using recyclable or reusable products. In the past some of the most wonderful valentines have been made using toilet paper or paper towel rolls, juice cans, comics, buttons, fabric scraps, egg cartons, Styrofoam trays, used wrapping paper, rocks, packing supplies...the ideas are endless. This project does require your child to plan ahead. It’s not too early to be looking in craft books (we have many good ones in our media center). He or she needs to pick one project and start collecting the supplies. There should be an individual valentine for each child in the class. In the past the children have had a wonderful time “customizing” the valentines for each person. At the party the room radiates pride and excitement. The value of this project is multilayered. The children of course have to make a plan, collect the supplies, plan their time carefully, cut, paste and write neatly. They must spell carefully. These are all excellent skills to help them prepare for our mini-society experience this spring where they will have to create a marketable product to sell. Please inspire your child to plan and choose a project that he/she can create independently. He/she will have much more pride in a project that he/she created. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
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