Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine’S Day

Today is Valentine's Day. I'm excited. I'm excited not for the flowers, not for the candy, not for the cards. Sure, I like cards, I LOVE flowers & I especially LOVE chocolate, but those are not the things that bring me the excitement. I'm excited because I teach Kindergarten & through their eyes, Valentine's Day will be like Christmas to them. They will open up each Valentine & exclaim with excitement over who sent it to them, & will rejoice in the fact that this Valentine came with a tattoo or a sticker! Through the eyes of a five year old commercialism has not begun to touch their world. They are not aware of anything else. They are so caught up in the pure joy & excitement of opening each & every single card. The excitement of being able to read the names of their classmates, when just a few short weeks before they may not have been able to read them! Today was Valentine's Day, I hope everyone had as much fun as I did! I sure did. Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs,

6 comments:

Christy Rush-Levine said...

Thanks for the glimpse into a precious celebration of Valentine's Day. I am always afraid of elementary school because of the commercialism, but you refocused my perceptions! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

elsie said...

You are so lucky to get to experience the wonder of Valentine's Day with five year olds. I hope it was a delightful day for all.

Tam said...

I love the innocence/simplicity of your day. This reminded me of days gone by and those Valentine bags containing all the cards. Thanks for the memories.

Bets's Blog said...

I too am a kindergarten teacher, and love their faces as they open all their cards. It is so exciting for them. You can really feel the love in the room!

OneSunflower said...

Yes, yes, yes! This day is a special one for the young - my students love it too. In fact, I think it gets to the heart of what giving is supposed to be about and in a meaningful way for children.

Diana Martin said...

There is something so delightful about watching little ones open those envelopes! How sweet. :)