Consider practicing acrostic poetry with your students.
- Model the format of acrostic poems with your students. Work together to write a collective acrostic poem on the whiteboard.
- Give your students a Valentines-related word list so that they can write their own acrostic poem. Consider: love, February, heart, friends, appreciate, chocolate, red, hero, and happy. Discuss the meaning of these words and the importance of expressing appreciate to loved ones on the Valentines Day holiday.
- Give your students time to write their acrostic poems. Circulate and offer guidance as needed.
- If you have time, allow the students to illustrate their poems. This project makes a great bulletin board display for February, especially if you do it a few weeks ahead of time!
Sample Valentines Acrostic PoemV - Very important to me
A - Always smiling at me
L - Love and adoration is what I feel
E - Every day I love you
N - Never make me frown
T - Too many reasons to count
I - I hope we're always together
N - Now and forever
E - Each and every moment with you is special