Though my students enjoy crafting a character for each letter of the week, sometimes we like to change things up, and step outside of the box.
Noticing that our room lacked valentine flair, two students reminded me about the Christmas countdown chains we made in December. Pink, blue, and red paper strips were cut and the Stars got to work making links...loops!
"Mrs. Sommerville! Link and loop start with Ll!"
Why yes they do:
The rest of the chains were hung around the room like bunting against our bulletin boards, but we made *just enough* to remind ourselves of our letter of the week.
Here's a link to my Pinterest board, "Now I Know My ABC's."