Teaching With Books
Valentine's Day started as a religious holiday at the end of the 5th century A.D. The Pope declared February 14 a celebration in honor of Saint Valentine. Over time, Valentine's Day changed. It became more about romance than Saint Valentine. People started exchanging Valentine’s Day cards in the 1500s.
Scents can be connected to our memories. The smell of lilacs might, for example, remind someone of her grandma's house where a lilac bush grew in the yard. Why can scents bring up memories? The part of the brain that helps you smell is the olfactory bulb. It is next to the part of your brain that helps you remember. This part is called the hippocampus. The olfactory bulb communicates with the hippocampus when you smell something. This can trigger memories connected to certain scents.
Complete the sentences with one of these homophones: cent, scent, or sent.
1. I ____ a funny card to my best friend.
2. I forgot the name of the flowers I bought for my mom, but they have a powerful ____.
3. I was able to pay for the book with exact change when I found a penny, or one ____, at the bottom of my backpack.
Write a sentence of your own using each homophone.
All of the shelves used to be filled with cards. Now some are missing! How many cards are missing? How many cards are remaining? How many cards were there altogether?