Congratulations – you’ve made it past the half-way point in the school year! January always seems sooooo long. Yet, I feel like February flies by with so many holidays and events we celebrate in the primary grades. In this post, I’m sharing my February favorites that teach purposeful content while keeping the kids engaged. Here are my top February Resources for Kindergarten or First Grade that include some exciting NEW resources…
1. Black History Month Bulletin Board
Create a Black History Month display this February. This resource includes all the decor shown here plus a writing flip craft for students to write about what they have learned during Black History Month. You can read more about this resource HERE.
2. Kindness Journals
Many schools celebrate Kindness Week or even Kindness Month during February. Recently, I had a customer reach out and request a Kindness Writing Journal in a similar format to my writing journals. Ask and you shall receive! I created these Kindness Writing Journals that include plenty of cover choices along with 21 kindness writing prompts. You can check out my Kindness Journals on TPT, Etsy, or in my Kindergarten Korner Shop Site.
3. Valentine’s Day Thank You Notes
Keep the kindness vibe going with these editable Valentine’s Day Thank You Notes. Teachers can edit and send home these thank you notes to students. Another great idea is to print off a stack for students to write a thank you note to another classmate. You can find my Editable Thank You Notes HERE.
4. February Family Homework
Next on the list is my February Family Homework. This resource includes a parent letter, owl craft templates, and a writing template for students to write about “whooo” they love. Send it home with the kids, and your February bulletin board is done! You can read more about February Family Homework HERE.
5. VALENTINE’S DAY HEART WRITING PAPER TEMPLATES
This writing pack is designed for emerging writers in Kindergarten and First Grade. You’ll get three differentiated heart writing templates. I like to print a stack of these onto pink card stock and place them at my writing center for the month. Students can write notes to classmates or someone at home. You can find these Printable Heart Wrting Templates HERE.
If you are looking for more February writing templates, check out my NEW Valentine’s Day Writing Paper Bundle that includes the heart templates above plus 40 differentiated printable writing paper options to use throughout the whole month. I recommend printing stacks of the different options and placing them in baskets at your writing center.
6. VALENTINE’S DAY SLOW MUCH FUN SLOTHS
My Valentine’s Day SLOW Much Love Resource is one of my Valentine’s Day best-sellers. Different wording options are included for the front of the heart to read “I love school, Mom, Dad,” or someone special. Read more about this resource HERE.
7. Heart-Heart-Whole Valentine’s Day Math Activity
This Valentine’s Day Math Activity is low-prep for you and so engaging for your kids! Students work on number composition / decomposition by adding and breaking apart hearts. This bulletin board also doubles as a math center that you can use throughout the month. Click here for all the details on Heart-Heart-Whole!
8. February Writing Journals
Writing plans for the month are complete with these print-and-go February Writing Journals for Kindergarten or First Grade. Students trace the writing prompt, complete the first sentence, and add a second or third sentence when they are ready to do so. The writing checklist helps the kids stay on track. The February writing journal is sold individually or in a bundle for the entire school year!
9. FEBRUARY MATH JOURNAL
10. The 100th Day MEGA Bundle
Last on the list is my 100th Day Mega Bundle. This resource includes 20 activities for the 100th Day of School. No prep, no mess, no stress! Your kids will love these reading, writing, math, and art activities. Click here for all the details about this 100th Day Resource.
I hope that this post has inspired you to try some of these ideas in your own classroom this February!