For Teachers On Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I thought I’d share something with all you teachers out there.

Valentine's Day Lessons on Self-Love

A friend of mine, Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon, has recently established an on-line store, part of a site called Teachers Pay Teachers, where one can find a variety of teaching tools. At her store, she has a digital download available called ‘Valentine’s Day Lessons on Self-Love’. It’s geared for grades 4-8 and provides lessons on self-reflection and gives students a chance to ‘celebrate him- or herself’. There is a short version of Ovid’s myth about Narcissus and Echo with discussions to follow. She also provides an art lesson, giving the opportunity for the students to add colour and different artistic techniques to enhance some of the images she provides in the packet. You can learn more about these Valentine’s Day activities by heading over to her TPT site, here.

Along with her Valentine’s Day lessons, you will also find her book, ‘The Beech Nut of Big Water Beach’, a story about bullying, along with a teacher’s guide. She provides a teacher’s guide for her beautiful picture book ‘Tiktala’, as well as Halloween Poetry Exercise pages (free download) and ‘Northern Lights Haiku and Art’, a range of activities suitable for grades 1-8.

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I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 🙂


14 comments on “For Teachers On Valentine’s Day

  1. Susan, thanks so much for posting this! I’m new to blogging (as you know) and your warmth and generosity are so greatly appreciated. Kids are so self-conscious and vulnerable on Valentine’s Day and this lesson helps them see that we have to love ourselves before we can successfully love others. Lots of humor and fun in the lesson too, with a chance to do colorwork on Narcissus and Echo illustrations. Thanks for mentioning my anti-bullying package too! I love your site, Susan!

  2. It’s great to know that there are teachers like this out there. It’s such a busy career. Self-love for Valentine’s Day – what an important concept. I LOVE it! And Susan, you’re doing an amazing job of reaching out and connecting. Your blog is always so interesting. Thanks for doing this.

  3. Since I work with a couple of teachers, will try try to remember to share this with them. A great idea! Thank you, withershins. And Happy (early) Valentine’s Day to you.

  4. Susan, wonderful post and teacher resources! You are a shining gem with a beautiful, generous spirit! ~ Love and hugs, Julie xoxox

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