4 Reasons To Love February
Hi There Teacher Friends!
Is it cold and snowy where you live? It is for me. We had 24 inches of snow a few days ago. I’m not a winter kind of girl.
I hate being cold. I don’t like driving in wintry conditions. I don’t even like walking in it. For real, every year that is me!
With that being said, I used to love snow days when I was still teaching.
Something about the unexpectedness was like a surprise gift. Not like a weekend or a scheduled day off, where you feel obligated to plan chores and errands.
Snow days were meant for fluffy slippers and making soup! Now that I am not teaching, snow days have few redeeming qualities for me. Snow aside, I do love February!
Despite the snow and cold, February is full of reasons to love, not the least of which is Valentine’s Day.
The number one reason though, has got to be it is the shortest month of the year – which of course means less days until pay day!
Reason number two – weather wise, for us warm weather lovers, February is one month closer to Spring.
Now let’s talk holidays and special days for Reason Number Three! Groundhog Day, Presidents Day, the afore mentioned Valentine’s Day, Superbowl Sunday, Chinese New Year, sometimes Mardi Gras and of course it is Black History and Dental Health Month.
So many holidays keep a teacher busy!
One year I missed Valentine’s Day.
We had snow days, then a weekend then more snow days and by the time we got back to school it was President’s Day.
This year Distance Learning is in place for bad weather so many teachers no longer get the little reprieve a snow or ice day would provide.
If February has you feeling a bit frazzled and caught up in a whirlwind of planning holiday to holiday I have some products that might be just what you need.
Reason Number Four To Love February – “Large Shapes For Little Fingers Product Line” These wonderful print and go activities are perfect for school or distance learning send home packets for the younger ones.
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Each product provides fine motor practice with a variety of levels of crowns, banners, and booklets to color, cut and paste and some have color by number.
The shapes are large so younger children and special needs students can have success with a fun craft project.
The completed craft becomes a language prompt for recalling and talking about past events.
Still not convinced Little Fingers is right for your students? Why not try a sample freebie? Just fill out the form below and you will find it in my FREE Resource Library along with other useful freebies!