Each year I give my students a mylar red heart balloon with a little Valentine note attached. I bring them into the classroom the day before and tape them to the tables for a decoration and then we tie them to their treat bags before they go home. They look so fun and make the room really look like a party! The students are always so excited to take them home and I get lots of hugs for giving them such a special Valentine! We LOVE them!
The kids had a great time doing some really fun and yes, academic Valentine activities. Many of them I got from my wonderful blogging friends (Thank you! I'm just too tired to post them!) Of all days, our Superintendent chose today to come by for a visit! I was so proud that she saw the students having fun, but also working on math and language arts standards. She especially loved seeing my students opening their valentines and then going to personally thank each classmate. It is by far my favorite part of the day! They are just so sweet,polite and genuine!
Okay....Here is the craziest Valentine I have ever been given by a Kindergartner:
Yes, he is an adorable little boy who was very proud to give me this doggy Valentine. Do you think his parents looked at the card he chose? Did they not understand it? They are learning english as a second language, but come on the pictures are pretty universally inappropriate for a child to give a teacher. I never laughed so hard! Of course I had to show my kindergarten team and everyone in the front Office. I will be saving this one for sure!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone and I hope you are filled with love from your students, family and friends! I know I am!