Saturday, February 14, 2009

VALENTINE's Day @ School

Personally, The Husband and I are not big Valentine's Day revelers and have never made a big deal out of this holiday. However, in the classroom, I love making V-Day crafts with the kids and focusing on showing love and kindness to one another.

The festivities started by putting together and painting mailbags for holding Valentine's cards,

creating decorations,

and hanging our mailbags on the back of our chairs yesterday.

Then we spent some time walking around the room with pencils in hand and stopping at each person's desk to write a short message aimed to encourage and put a smile on a friend's face.

Afterwards, we decorated cupcakes (thanks to SuperVolunteer Mom in my class),

brought out the special treats and cards we had made for each other,

And delivered them to each person's mailbag.

Finally, while enjoying the cupcakes of our labour, we dug into our mailbags and quietly read all the little cards and messages we received. I spent some time watching one particular girl intently reading the pink sheet of messages her friends had left her, a smile widening as she made her way down the page.
Love to All!


Brittany Ann said...

Hi there!

Just wanted to let you know there's an award for you on my blog, for being so kind to a fellow teacher/new blogger!

Kat said...

I love that idea of the messages to the other kids in the class. I bet this made Valentine's day very special.