Love it or hate it, today is Valentine's Day. As a primary teacher, it's a thing that is expected to be celebrated in a classroom. Today, we did just that.
The picture on the right is a photo of me in fifth grade. At the time, I LOVED Snoopy. My best friend and I planned on opening a Snoopy store after we graduated from CU in Boulder. Needless, to say, I was very proud of my box.
Today, all my kids brought in their valentine boxes. As a teacher, I prefer having them done at home. It's a good family project and it save me valuable teaching time. I also encouraged my kids to leave their classmates' names off the valentines. Twenty-six kids looking for names on 26 boxes could take the entire day. One of my parent volunteers witnessed that today as she was helping a few kids that did put names on valentines.
I will admit, as a teacher, Valentine's Day is something you get through and manage and it's honestly not my favorite. However, looking back on my childhood photos and seeing the sheer delight on my kids' faces as they anxiously dig through their boxes reminded me that I need to endure.
It's all a matter of perspective! Happy Valentine's Day!