February is a short month, but our Winter Break always makes it a little shorter. I use this month to teach vocabulary due to the short duration of units. We cover homophones, synonyms, antonyms, etc during this month to expand our vocabulary in our writing and reading.
Synonyms is always a lot of fun to teach during this time, because if your students are like mine, they call synonyms "cinnamons". It's a great time to bring in cinnamon buns and teach synonyms. My students always love this as an afternoon treat and it is a great way to start or end this unit.