As soon as Christmas was over, the Tumbleweed wanted to know what the next holiday was. When she found out it was Valentine's Day she wanted to make valentines right away. It was hard to put it off until February!
I saw a cute design in one of my February scrapbooking magazines that would be easy for the Tumbleweed to make herself. Other than printing out the words on the computer, the Tumbleweed was able to make the rest herself - punching shapes, gluing and tying ribbons.
When I found out that her school preferred the kids not write who the valentines are for, I was surprised. They find it too much of burden to help the kids pass out the valentines if they are specifically addressed. I consider writing the names on valentines a great way to practice handwriting skills. I find that the Tumbleweed does not always pay careful attention to handwriting skills, and compared to handwriting practice worksheets, activities like addressing valentines are something that she would actually enjoy doing. After talking to the teachers, I was able to get permission for the Tumbleweed to write out her valentines because she is able to read the names.
The Tumbleweed made 25 of this style for her Thursday class party. Tomorrow I'll post about the valentines she made for her Friday party...
8 months ago