To kick off February I always read:
This is a great story about a little girl who wants to make a valentine for her mom but has trouble cutting hearts. They are fat, square,lopsided, pointy, skinny... and they are just not right.
So after I read the book we reviewed symmetry. A heart is symmetrical. I modelled for them how to make a heart. They I sent them off to make their very own. Of course they wanted ME to do all the work but I wouldn't! They had to fold the paper, draw the heart, and cut. Some came out like a BIG circle. Of course I helped them get it to look a little right. Now my room is draped in beautiful, not perfect, hearts that are all special.
After we had our cutting exercise, I figured it was a great opportunity to discuss ADJECTIVES! We discussed what it means and tried to list a few. I am going to carry this lesson over to tomorrow and we are going to add adjectives to our writing! (wish me luck!)