Happy Valentine's Day
...when my dog licks my face.
...when my dad cooks dinner.
...when you treat others with respect.
...when someone wants to marry you.
I should have just put a sign outside my door that said “Danger Zone”
Valentine’s Day in 1st grade is dangerous. All 26 of them showed up today armed and ready. It’s like they all stood at the door as allies loaded with bags of candy. It’s not your typical day. Usually, one student has a birthday or they’ve earned one small treat. The excitement from that is usually enough to throw off an entire day. Valentine’s Day though is not comparable. They all have a bag of candy and they all know that there’s more on its way. Most of them have even had a few pieces before 8:00AM on the bus!
So I decided quickly if I couldn’t beat them…join them. I couldn’t even tell you how many Rice Krispies treats and pieces of candy I had today! Not to mention the hugs! There really isn’t anything like seeing love through the eyes of 1st graders. I have one little boy who really loves the whole world and everything in it. Literally. Everything makes him happy and he is very dramatic. First thing this morning I said “Brandon today is your day! It’s the day the whole world celebrates love.” He responded with a hug and a squeal. To make matters worse he is about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.
Daily, he sighs, throws himself at me in a dramatic hug and says “Ms. Fleming you’re the best teacher ever! I love you so much!” We do this at least once a day if not more. This little nugget though just couldn’t take all the love today. He was so overwhelmed. He squealed, he jumped for joy, he was a ball of happy energy. He read every Valentine, hugged every person and made just as big of a deal about the first Valentine that he received as he did the 26th one he received. Brandon loves love!
In watching him, I realized not only how special he felt, but how his reactions made his other classmates feel special too.
In conclusion, it was a wonderful
sugar love filled day of fun learning!
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