Valentine Exchange 2017

As of 9:00AM (CST) on January 3rd, sign-ups for this year’s exchange are closed.  The response has been amazing and I am excited for all classrooms that are participating. 

Looking to add some fun to your classroom during the cold winter months?  Last month’s Gingerbread Exchange was such a success and I am looking forward to kicking of the third annual Valentine Exchange.

The Gingerbread Man Exchange linked together 200 teachers and more than 3,000 students.  Here is a quick look at the Gingerbread Man exchange.  To see a full recap of the Gingerbread Man exchange, check out this POST.

What’s a Valentine exchange you ask?  During the month of January, your class will create 20-22 paper valentines and decorate them in any way you would like.  

They should be child-created heart shaped greetings rather than purchased pre-made cards.  You may use the template below or feel free to create your own template.

No later than Monday, February 6th, you will mail 20-22 Valentines to other classrooms across the United States.  You will also need to include in the envelope a brief letter from your class telling about your school, the area you live in, etc.  This can be a letter that you write together with your students and simply make a copy to send with each Valentine.  Then, sit back and wait for the Valentines to arrive at your school.  

Due to the postage expense, participating classrooms must be in the United States.  The Valentines exchange is also limited to kindergarten through fourth grade classes.  By signing up, you are agreeing to have your class create 20-22 Valentines and mailing them on or before Monday, February 6th.  If you would like for your class to be part of this year’s Valentine exchange, you can sign up by clicking HERE or on the image below.  

The sign-ups will only be open for the next couple of days or until the maximum number of participants have signed up.  Once the maximum number of participants have been reached, I will close sign ups.  NOTE: Everyone who completes the sign up form before I close it will be able to participate.  A confirmation email with more details will be sent out no later than Monday, January 16th to everyone who has signed up.  If you do not receive an email by January 16th, please email me immediately at pawsitivelyteaching@gmail.com.  Unfortunately, once the sign-up period has closed and groups are formed, I won’t be able to add additional participants.  Please comment below or email me if you have any questions prior to signing up.

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9 Comments

  1. January 2 / 3:45 am

    I have 26 students. Can I still sign my class up?

  2. January 2 / 1:30 pm

    I would like to sign up! Am I still able to sign up? I have 14 students.

  3. January 3 / 4:29 pm

    Love this! I'm assuming the sign up is closed due to the error message I am receiving! I will be watching this closely for next year because this would be amazing to do and show the students where each of them are coming from! My email is chelseasasser@wcps.org if there happens to be a class that drops or something comes up and you have an extra spot! We are located in NC and have 22 students in my class! 🙂

  4. January 4 / 4:12 am

    My class loved the gingerbread exchange!! So sad I missed the valentine's day one!!

  5. January 5 / 3:56 pm

    Is there still room? I have 18 students.

  6. January 12 / 5:36 am

    Is this really already closed?? I was so looking forward to it….bummer

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