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Lots of Learning and Love at Northwest

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Northwest Elementary School was filled with heart, literally, in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. The symbol of love could be found all around the building as students learned how the holiday is a celebration of friendship and kindness.

A heart tree decorated the kindergarten hallway in the new wing as students made paper heart crafts with smiley faces and inspirational messages. Students folded paper arms and legs for the hearts as a dexterity exercise. Also to work on fine motor skills, children crumpled up small pieces of tissue paper, glued them down in the shape of a heart, and added their handprints in the middle as a gift to bring home. 

First graders read many books about the holiday including “Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown” and “Love Monster and the Perfect Present.” Other students sorted candy hearts by color, then graphed their results, as a math activity. 
Monday, May 17, 2021