Valentine's Day 2022

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Valentine's Day Jitters
Valentine's Day Jitters

Love is in the air, and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. These three books about the holiday, plus their vocab, questions and activities, will give your students plenty of ideas for how to celebrate with the ones they love.

Valentine's Day Jitters

Vocab

jitters - a very nervous feeling
advice - a suggestion about what someone should do
consensus - an idea that is shared by all the people in the group
disaster - a complete or terrible failure, a bad result
impromptu - not prepared ahead of time


After you are done reading Valentine's Day Jitters, ask your students these questions:

Why was Mrs. Hartwell having the jitters?
Who did she ask for advice?
What did they suggest for the party?
What was the consensus for the perfect party treat?
What were some of the games the students played at the party?
How did the cake look when Mrs. Hartwell shared it with the class?
What did the students say when they saw the cake?
How did Mrs. Hartwell feel when she saw the cake?
What did the students do to turn the party disaster into the best Valentine’s Day party ever?

Activity

Watch this video of fun Valentine's Day facts.


What is Love?
What is Love?

What is Love? 

Vocab

glimmer - a faint idea or suggestion of something
applause - approval shown by clapping of hands
footlights - a row of lights across the front of a stage floor that shine on performers
planks - long thick boards used in building something

 

 


After you are done reading What is Love?, ask your students these questions:

What is love to the fisherman?
What is love to the cat?
Who said that love is a seed?
What is love to the poet? Did the boy listen?
Did the little boy find love? 
How did he know it was love?
Where do you find love?

Activity

Use this activity kit from Chronicle Books to explore What is Love? further.


 

Valentine's Duh (Middle School Mayhem Book 7)
Valentine's Duh (Middle School Mayhem Book 7) 

Valentine's Duh

Vocab

configure - to arrange or prepare something so it can be used
maniacal - behaving in a very wild way
tentative - not definite
fiasco - a complete failure or disaster
rapt - showing complete interest in something
extensive - large in size or amount
sabotage - to destroy or damage something deliberately

 

 


After you are done reading Valentine's Duh (Middle School Mayhem Book 7), ask your students these questions:

Who thinks they are the ”It” couple at Cherry Avenue  Middle School and destined to win Cupid’s Cutest Couple Contest?
Who did Ben say is “the one”?
How did Allision Larkin go from being a caterpillar to a butterfly in middle school?
How does Sophia feel about being in another contest with Randy and Reagan?
What was the special announcement Austin was planning to make on the Speaker of Doom? What happened instead?
Why did the fireman need to come to Sophie’s house?
Do you think the Couples Obstacle course was a good idea, considering what happened to Sophie?
How does Austin’s matchmaking go with the adults at school?
How did the middle school version of the Newlywed Game go?
How did Austin feel when Sophie broke up with him?
How would you have written the ending?

Activity

Watch this video about a student that made Valentine's Day special, and have your students discuss ways they can make the day special for others.

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