I saw this fun idea from Teaching With A Mountain View about a lesson writing love letters and I loved the sample - a love letter to a sprinkler, from a dog. So on Valentine's Day, I told the kids they were going to be writing love letters and odes (not-so-silent groan). After we briefly went over what an ode is, I showed them this Ode To My Second Cupcake, by Stacy Shubitz at Two Writing Teachers. The kids were cracking up! By the time I read them the sample from love letter lesson, the ideas were flowing. Love letters from an airplane to an airport. Peanut butter to jelly. A comb to hair. The left shoe to the right one. Odes to their bedside table lamp. To
Here are a few they came up with:
I am definitely doing this every year!