Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is...

Happy Valentine's Day
Love is
...when my dog licks my face.
...when my dad cooks dinner.
...a need.
...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 themjoin 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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  1. Don't you just love those big, giant hugs? If I don't get atleast one hug every day, I know I've done something wrong.

    And yes, there should definitely be a Danger Zone sign! Ha!

    Teachery Tidbits

  2. Oh Valentine's Day! It is dangerous for 2nd grade too:-)

    Chickadee Jubilee

  3. Brandon sounds like a sweetheart. Don't you just love those kids? They remind us why we love to teach.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. I am pretty sure that your bouncing little love nugget's brother is in my room.


    Loved this post!

    Third Grade Bookworm

  5. I LOVE this post!!! Thanks for sharing your super sweet kiddo! Kids like that are precious, and one in a million! Happy Valentine's Day!!! :-)

  6. Love your post - and is it just me, or did you give your blog a facelift? Either that or I'm finally noticing how cute it is!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  7. Oh, how sweet! My middle schoolers were sweet and loving today, too....and best of all, NO HANKY PANKY happened at school. :D They do love me after all! :p

    And trust me, they love all their valentines as they get older too. Kids need love.


  8. Thats so cute! I love reading your blog. I just received my teaching license and am currently in search of a teaching position. Reading this post makes me look forward to those special moments of teaching. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas. I am pinning all of them on pinterest!

  9. Ha ha. Brandon's got the right idea:)

    Grade ONEderful

  10. How sweet :)
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