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Lockhart is a School Full of Sweethearts

There was lots of love and learning to be found at Lockhart Elementary School where students and staff celebrated Valentine’s Day on Feb. 12.

As a math activity, kindergartners sorted candy hearts by color, then made bar graphs to show the results. To build their literacy skills, they played sight word bingo. Paper hearts were filled with small but important words, and students had to color in each heart as the word was called.

Due to the pandemic, second graders found a new way for the traditional Valentine’s Day card exchange. Students used Google Slides to make digital valentines for all of their classmates, filling them with colorful images and personalized messages. The cards were shared through the Seesaw learning platform and teacher Debra Cirella said this was a great way to spread kindness in a safe way.

Third graders made teddy bear picture frames as a gift for their families. Students throughout the school wrote positive messages on paper hearts, which were assembled together on Lockhart’s “School Full of Sweethearts” bulletin board.

Fifth graders in Andrea Licata’s class made a book of colorful drawings, with each student contributing one page, and presented it as a Valentine’s Day gift to Principal Dr. Michael Yannucci and Assistant Principal Louisa Vecchione near the end of the day.