February Writing for Primary Grades
Hey, y'all! I might have gotten a little carried away with this one. February is a short month, but has so much going on--Groundhogs Day, Presidents Day, Valentines, dental health awareness. Sometimes even Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl fall in February, too. With all this going on, there is PLENTY for our littles to write about.
I wanted to give my students some non-holiday writing pages, but honestly I love the holidays. There are a couple of pages that are just for February--an acrostic page and a write the room.
Plus, Groundhog's Day is right at the beginning of the month so there's a prediction page for students to write if they think the groundhog will see his shadow or not.
February is also dental health month and I always forget about this until it's right at the end of the month. I didn't want to forget this time so I made a "how to brush your teeth" prompt as well as some creative writing prompts about the tooth fairy.
I don't know about your kids, but mine have all kinds of ideas about what the tooth fairy does when we're not looking. It was a whole long conversation the other day. No lie.
Next, of course, is every kid's favorite--Valentines. There are so many options our kids will be busy the entire month! With no-prep crafts, write the rooms, opinion writing, narratives, letters, and more, there's something for everyone.
Then, we have Presidents Day. I love reading students' thoughts about what a president does all day or what they'd do if they are president. Their ideas are so sweet and silly and they have no idea. ❤️
And finally, I love a good mindful moment so I made sure to include some in this unit. While your kids are amped up on sugar, have them take a minute to explore it with their senses. Getting them to slow down and think about what they're doing will make a huge difference in their behavior and will provide some excellent descriptive writing practice.
With 28 different writing prompts, there are plenty of options to keep your writers busy all month long. Some work well as writing center options and other are great for structured lessons. But all are kid-tested and teacher approved!
You can find the whole unit in my TPT store here. While you're there, be sure to follow me so you don't miss anything new.
I hope this was helpful in planning your writing lessons for February. Have a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon.