This 25-page packet offers ready-to-use lessons and activities for February that foster higher level thinking while motivating students. Activities include math word problems, a candy heart fraction lesson, a friendship poetry activity, a word challenge, and directions for writing a President or Black History biography. The February Activities Mini Pack is offered for free as a sample of my Seasonal Mini Pack Collection.
Chinese New Year Activities
The Chinese New Year begins on February 10th, and this packet includes two literacy activities to use when studying or celebrating this special event. Both activities were designed for cooperative learning teams, but they would work equally well with partners or in a small guided reading group. The first lesson is a sorting activity in which cards with facts about the Chinese and American New Years are placed on a Venn diagram. The second activity involves discussion cards to use with the book Sam and the Lucky Money.
Black History Character Bios
During February, many classrooms celebrate Black History month. Students often research famous Black Americans and write a report or share the information in some way. Unfortunately, many students don't know how to research, organize, and write a report and do far too much copying and pasting. The Character Trait Bio activity is a little different from the normal writing assignment because students are asked to organize their essays around character traits which makes plagiarism almost impossible. This is activity is a sample from my Character Bio Reports Mini Pack.
Believe it or not, I have several more February Freebies, too! You can find them all through the end of February on my Seasonal Activities page on Teaching Resources or in my TpT Store all year round. Be sure to follow me on TpT to be notified when I add more freebies and products. I hope your students enjoy these engaging activities and learn a little something along the way. Please visit the blogs below to find more February goodies!
Note: If you have a February Freebie and would like to link up, please visit my link up page on Teaching Resources and read the guidelines carefully first. This link up is moderated so you won't see your entry right away. If you don't see it added after 24 hours, please reread the guidelines to make sure that your submission meets those requirements. Thanks!