My favorite story is called, The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond. Not only is it adorable, but the kids love the theme of the story.
Here is how I use the story in my classroom. We extend the story by writing little love notes up until Valentine's Day + we draw pictures of the front cover.
The love notes are so special and really help the kids think about why their friends are so special. It's one of my favorite lessons.
On Valentine's Day (our classroom party day), I give the students a reflection card and they get to chose their favorite compliment.
Here are some of the front cover designs made by my students. I always am amazed at the quality of my their artwork. Aren't they gorgeous?
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