mathy valentines.

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Today we wrote some math (thomas) valentines. Here are some of my favourites translated. These kids are hilarious.

“Dear Area – You fill my heart with love and make me feel all warm and cozy inside. Love, Rectangle”
“Dear Mode – You are beautiful and smart. You’ll always be my favourite. Love, a data set.”
“Dear 536 – Things are not working out. We need to break up and go our own ways. I’ve found someone new. From, Division”
“Dear numbers, I love you in my life. Our love keeps growing and growing. Love, ascending pattern.”
“Dear addition – We belong together and will be together forever. You are my match. Love, subtraction.”

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These valentines were part of some voice trait learning. We’ve been talking about adding voice to our writing with some quick-write mini lessons. One of the ways we can add voice is to change the point of view of the author.  Above is a picture of my hallway bulletin board devoted to the voice trait. Included with the valentines are some “Show, don’t tell” paragraphs and some voice-embedded opinion grocery lists. I also put some self-portrait collages – because if they aren’t full of voice, I don’t know what is.