Friday, February 1, 2013

Roses Are Pink Your Feet Really Stink

This is one of my favorite Valentine stories to read!! I have read this book to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classrooms. Each grade level has gotten a kick out of it. The author, Diane deGroat, has written several stories about a funny boy named Gilbert. This Valentine story is about Gilbert writing two unfriendly valentines to his classmates. Gilbert's little prank turns against him until he has a change of heart on Valentine's Day and corrects his mistake.

Not only is this story cute and funny, but it teaches a valuable lesson on how we treat others. Two thumbs up from me!

After reading this story, we write our own Valentine poems starting with Roses are red, Violets are blue... and using rhyming words on every other line. Students come up with some cute and creative poems! The book has many examples to use too.

Use the FREE Valentine Notes that I created for students to write Valentine Poems to other classmates, friends, or family members. A great way to support Community Learning within your classroom.

Here are just a few poems we came up with...
Roses are red, violets are blue,
I think you're sweet
and I like you too!

Violets are blue, Roses are pink,
I like when we play
let's go to the skating rink!

Roses are red, candy is sweet.
I love chocolate so much,
I can't get enough to eat!

What is your favorite book to read for Valentine's Day?

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