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