Monday, February 20, 2012

Matters of the Heart

We had a great time "mapping" our  hearts.  We began by listening to a book about friendship.  Then we had discussion about what it means to be a good friend and shared our connections to the book.  This led to conversation about Valentine's Day and "matters of the heart."
I modeled what my heart map would look like and we all agreed that family came first and should be the first piece on our maps.
We brainstormed things we would want to include and the boys chose words that were important to them.  They listed them randomly around the heart on the paper. 
After they felt they had all the words necessary, they were free to begin "mapping" their hearts.
It was so interesting to see how very different each one was.  Some boys really got into the size of the pieces, some made equal parts... other just put the words down in special places.

This lesson was a big hit.  They got very into the whole process of coloring it and using fun scissors to cut the paper heart out once completed. 

This will definitely be an activity I do every year!

Happy Valentine's Day! xxxo

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