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Valentine's Day & Adjectives (Plus a Freebie)

I decided it was finally time to take down my snowman bulletin board in the hallway, and since Valentine's Day is looming around the corner-- I knew it would make a great bulletin board! 



This week we studied adjectives-- so I made sure to tie that into our new board! Here's a few pics of the finished hearts:


Here is how I made this board (easy and FREE):

1. Print off this sheet for students.
2. Write each students name on a sheet.
3. Tell your students that they will be getting a random sheet with a classmate's name on it. They will have to think of kind adjectives to describe that person. (I had my kids put a blinder up so they didn't feel like others were looking or judging their adjectives). I also told them to keep the person's name a secret. 
4. Randomly hand out papers-- I still don't know who some of my kids had-- and give them time to write. 
5. If they are lacking good adjectives-- pull up a list of positive adjectives. I read through a list and described what some of the words meant-- this helped a LOT. 
6. Collect papers (upside down for secret's sake-- they loved being hush-hush)
7. Go to www.tagxedo.com (Skip the next few instructions if you know how to use this website.)
8. Tagxedo needs to be run from Firefox or Internet Explorer (Chrome won't work).
9. Home page looks like this: 

10. Select the option "Create" (in orange at the top). Then your page should look like this: 

11. On the left-hand side click the option titled "shape" and select one of the hearts.


12. Change the colors by selecting the arrow next to "Theme":


13. Add student names and adjectives by clicking "Load" at the very top of the left-hand column. Type information from the worksheets-- and add/leave out any adjectives you want (that's the beauty of being in charge) and click "submit": 

14. You can click "Color" to adjust the colors slightly. When you get one you like-- click the "save/share" option and select the print tab. 

15. Go back to "load" and change out info to create a new heart with new adjectives. Print. Repeat.
16. Get all your prints and cut out the hearts. 
17. Assemble board and enjoy!

My students LOVE these! One of my girls told me her older sister still has her's from 2 years ago! They love seeing those positive traits portrayed on the wall for the school to see! Hope you've loved this idea! Thanks for stopping by!

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