A Valentine’s day class list consists of two columns that are signed by students to record their attendance. Teachers during the remembrance of Saint Valentine use it in their class. There are several elements of this design. They are the colors, the shapes, and the attributes. Let us talk about the colors. Most of them have colors of white and pink. They are the common colors during Valentine's. The white one is for the background and the pink one is for the frame or attributes. It is a contrasting combination that creates a beautiful design. The second one is the shape. Most of them have a rectangle form. However, many have curves and styles. It has two columns. Usually, the left is for boys and the right one is for girls. On each column, there are short lines arranged from the top to bottom as the base for writing. The last one is the attribute. Many items decorate the page. They are cartoon characters, heart shapes, children, and many more. Most of the attributes have bright colors that are at odds with the background colors. They are located at the top or corners of the page.
It is a list that is used for remembering the attendance of students in class. There are several reasons why a teacher uses it. The first one is the purpose of a list in itself. The record is used because of its merit of keeping memories of how many students attend and who attend the class. Secondly, it offers detailed information about the students’ names so that it gives clarity on how much enthusiasm the students have during the activity. Lastly, the teacher might use this list for aesthetic reasons. Since the shapes and the colors and attributes are beautiful, it helps the teachers and also the students to appreciate art more. Even the pictures remind them of the spirit of Valentine’s Day which is love for all. People might combine all of the things and value the list so much more.
Because of its purpose, the teacher should be careful in distributing the list. First of all, during a class activity. Gather the students first and ask them to list things they should be grateful about. Divide them in two and discuss what Valentine’s Day means for them. After they are finished, as a teacher, you can go to the main event of the class. If it is still in the theme of Valentine, here are some recommendations. You can do an activity such as coloring images, puzzles, group discussions, making crafts, and many more. Make sure your students understand the purpose of the activities. Then, after all, are finished, you can start to distribute the attendance list. It teaches the students that their aim of coming to class is not to get an attendance list but to meet their friends and do the important activity.
There is another way to use this list. You can ask your students to fill out the list before Valentine’s Day. Thus, the students have their friends’ names. Then, as a teacher, you can send the list home to the students’ parents. This list can help the parents to plan activities that will strengthen their students’ bond with their friends. First of all, the parents can help their children to make Valentine’s Day cards for all of their friends. Of course, it means that a constant building of a relationship can happen. For a better one, the cards can be hand-made. The second one is for reference for future events. If the parents want to hold a party in their homes, they can use the names as a source of information. Thus, the invitations that will be sent will be personalized. Hence, the guests will feel more appreciated.
If you want to make your students feel more appreciated, as a teacher, you can make a hand-made list. There are several steps to be followed. The first one is preparing the materials. They are white paper, pink and blue art paper, scissors, a glue stick, coloring pens, a marker, and Valentine's image printables (it can be hearts, children, or animals). Secondly, print the images first. Cut around the corners. Set them aside. Take the white paper and make a vertical rectangle with the marker. Then with coloring pens, make two columns and the baselines for writing. Write ‘class Valentine’s Day List’ on top of the rectangle. And then after that, glue the pictures on top of the page and on the corners. Make sure you position them accordingly. Now, you have your own list for your students.