The end of the week was very busy for me, so I didn't get around to posting on Thursday like I had intended to do. Valentine's Day is only 5 days away, so without further delay, I wanted to share another song I use for the Valentine's theme.
While brainstorming songs for this holiday focusing on hearts, love, and friendship, I thought about some of my youngest groups of children I work with each week. Some of these children are working on identifying basic shapes, so I decided to write this song and concentrate on the heart shape and explain what it stands for.
I love visuals (if you hadn't figured that out yet ;), so I made a little adapted book to go along with this song. I wish I had pictures of the book to share, but I'll put it on my list and post pictures of the book in the near future.
Basically, I printed out the words (each sentence is one page), and then represented key words with Boardmaker pictures (Heart, Love, Family, Friends, I love you).
For some of the more advanced students (pre-readers and up), we also work on matching pictures to words with the Boardmaker pictures).
Here is a shape and it stands for Love
This shape is called a Heart. (Repeat)
We give hearts to the people in our family.
We give hearts to our teachers and friends.
Valentine's Day is a special day when we say,
"I love you" to all of them.
© 2010 Amanda Ellis
What are your favorite songs to use for teaching about Valentine's Day?