Valentine’s Day Conversation Starters

    Valentine’s Day Conversation Starters

    Let’s talk about love!

    Are you looking for Conversation Starters for your family dinners or to use as prompts in school? We created 36 fun Valentine’s Day Conversation starters for the whole family.

    The Valentine’s Day Conversation Starters are engaging, fun and lead to some insightful conversations. They are all about love, friendship, family and more.

    DirectionsValentine's Day conversation starters and writing prompts

    1. Purchase the conversation cards from Teachers Pay Teachers
    2. Cut out
    3. Start talking

    Teachers

    These question cards also make great writing prompts for students.

    Additional Valentines’ Day resources

    You might also like our free You Make My Heart Pop Valentines’ Day cards and our Love Bubbles Family Valentines Day Printable card.

    We also created a Valentine’s Day Think Book, which includes creative and engaging prompts to celebrate Valentines Day.

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    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    More Kindness Resources

    Visit our Kindness Page to learn about reasons and ways to be kind. We have some great activities for students so they can practice Intentional Acts of Kindness!

    Behavior Reflection and Apology Letter

    Behavior Reflection and Apology Letter

    Behavior Reflection and Apology letter

    Your child isn’t perfect!

    I know it sounds crazy, right?

    The fact is all kids make mistakes and bad choices sometimes.

    But we want them to because that’s part of growing up and how they learn right from wrong. The critical part of learning from these events is the adult response. If a child is punished without the proper support they may feel humiliation, shame or even anger which doesn’t support effective learning for the situation.

    If, on the other hand, the adult provides the child time to reflect in a non-threatening environment then the child has time and the awareness to empathize, respect the consequences, and consider alternative choices in the future.

    Adults can use these learning opportunities to teach empathy, compassion, and respect; that its okay to make mistakes as long as we take something positive away from each experience; and how to apologize to others so that children learn the accountability that goes along with a high social and emotional intelligence.

    How does the Behavior Reflection and Apology Letter help?

    The ThinkingIQ Behavior Reflection worksheet helps children recognize how their actions impact others and the Apology Letter template helps them to communicate their regrets so they may move forward in a positive way.

    The Behavior Reflection worksheet and Apology Letter can be purchased from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

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    Reflect on your choices!

     

    Weekly Exit Slips

    Journal your way to success!

    There’s no better way to understanding your achievements and to help you set new goals than to take some time to reflect and record your observations. Articulating successes, challenges, and learnings helps you celebrate your achievements, motivates you to continue those successes or overcome those obstacles, and helps you to plan ahead and identify future ambitions.

    They are Growth Mindset focused!

    The Weekly Exit Slips Guided Journal

     

    The Weekly Reflection Exit Slips guided journal is a series of prompts and questions to help kids reflect on their personal growth and identify new goals. Product includes 13 different reflection sheets. Each weekly sheet focuses on the following areas: highlights of the week, learning & exploring, and the upcoming week. To complement the reflection and motivational aspects other social and emotional topics are included such as gratitude, curiosity, doodles, acts of kindness and other thinking prompts. This would be great for the classroom, homeschool and for any parent who wants to supplement their child’s development and Thinking IQ.

    How to use Weekly Exit Slips:

    They are a great reflection activity for Fridays or to complete during the week. You can send your students home with for the weekend to share with their parents as a way to discuss their growth and learning process. You can also send them home for the students to work on during the weekend.

    Homeschool families also enjoy them as a way for students at various grade levels to have the same activity.

    It is fun for students to keep them in a binder all year and look at their progress and growth at the end of the school year.

    Where to Purchase

    The Weekly Exit Slips can be purchased from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

    More Resources

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    School Year Reflection & Memories Think Book

    Kids are always excited for the end of the school year and start of summer break. Giving them a chance to reflect on their experiences, accomplishments and growth helps them develop pride and  positive feelings about the school year.

    Spending some time reflecting on the school year is important.  Kids learn how to bring closure while reflecting on their experiences and accomplishments.  When a student has a chance to discuss and pull together all their successes and growth they develop a sense of pride in their hard work and commitment.

    What is the School Year Reflection & Memories Think Book?

    Our School Year Reflection & Memories Think Book gives students a place to reflect and record their school year memories.  It is a  printable packet for teachers or parents to use to help students reflect on their memories and accomplishments from the school year.

    Purchase

    You can purchase the School Year Reflections & Memories Think Book from my TPT store

    Additional Resources

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    Have a Great Summer!

    Blogging Guide for Kids & Students

    Blogs are a great outlet for kids to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas but the notion of starting a blog can be overwhelming: How do I set it up?  What do I write about?  How do I write different types of articles?  How do I engage my audience?

    Inspired by our own kids who wanted to start a soccer blog, we created the Think Blog: Blog Writing Guide for Kids.

    What is it?

     

    Our blogging guide for kids is a resource for elementary and middle school students  to help plan, organize and create their own blog.  It includes information regarding blogs, organization and profile worksheets, article idea brainstorming prompts, writing worksheets for 18 types of articles, an article planning worksheet and an article reflection worksheet.

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    End of the School Year Reflection

    Spending some time reflecting on the school year is important.  Kids learn how to bring closure while reflecting on their experiences and accomplishments.  When a student has a chance to discuss and pull together all their successes and growth they develop a sense of pride in their hard work and commitment.

     

    I have created this printable packet for teachers or parents to use to help students reflect on their memories and accomplishments from the school year. You can purchase the School Year Reflections & Memories Think Book from my TPT store.  To download a free sample of the School Year Reflections & Memories Think Book please visit my TPT store here.

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    Reading Challenge

     reading challenge sheets for students

     

    Do your kids have a daily reading routine where they read the same time, same place and even similar type of books every day?

     

    Help your kids get out of a “Reading Rut” with reading challenges. 

     

    If so, help spark their interest and passion for reading by suggesting challenges of unique places to read and genres.  These challenges are fun for both reluctant readers as well as kids who already love to read.

    reading challenge for students

    Make your own Reading Challenge sheet by brainstorming fun places a child could read, the types of books and even people they could read to.  To save time, you are welcome to purchase our Reading Challenge sheets on Teachers Pay Teachers. It includes 2 different reading challenge sheets.
    Our Reading Challenge sheet turns summer reading into a scavenger hunt of reading places and genres.  The Reading Challenge sheet makes a great addition to a summer packet for teachers to give to students at the end of the school year.
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    Be Creative, Be Inspired and most importantly….Have Fun!

     

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