A Lot of Love in First Grade! (And a Freebie!)

We are gearing up for Valentine’s Day in first grade.  A project we worked on this week was our “Valentine Quotation Sentence Strips.”  We have been looking at how authors use quotation marks in their books and have discussed their purpose.  This activity gave the kiddos a chance to practice using quotation marks, but in a fun way!  We used Valentine candy hearts as quotation marks and the students had to think about somebody that they love.  

We also had a lesson on Healthy Hearts from our great P.E. teacher.  She always emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle in every class she does with the kids.  This month, being Heart Healthy Month, she did a class on ways to keep your heart healthy.  We caught the end of the class and got inspired to create this activity.  We are going to turn it into a class book so kiddos can embrace the importance of healthy hearts all year long!  We're sharing it on Freebielicious for their "Freebies on the First: February"  and on Classroom Freebies for their "Manic Monday."

Visit our TpT store where we have a Valentine's Day freebie that includes a book activity and Valentines to pass out to your students, as well as, a complete Valentine activity packet for 
purchase (links below).   

                              Freebie...                                 For Purchase...

Happy Valentines Day to you and your classroom buddies! 


  1. I love your sentence strip way to practice quotations marks! I hope it's ok if I pin this. I don't want to forget it!
    First Grade Found Me

  2. Feel free to pin it! Your kids will enjoy this activity!

  3. I found you through the classroom freebies linkup. I love that this is a co-teaching blog :0)!

    Mrs. Harris of www.mrsharristeaches.com