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Pre-K Valentine’s Day

5 comments | February 13th, 2012

(by OOC)

This is a cut and paste from an email we got from our 5 yo's teachers re Valentine's Day at School.  Why are we sharing a note from Pre-K?  Well, because we love it and we love it because, in our opinion, this is how we raise empathic, conscious, caring and loving children and people.   Let us know what you think in the comments below.  The lessons here are relevant – again, we think – at any and every stage of our lives.

Parents:

We will have a Valentine Factory set up in the room next Tuesday! This special day is a celebration of friendships. Friends help everyone feel special and cared for.

During center time, each child will decorate a special bag for their Valentine cards and they will be able to make Valentines for family, friends, and any special people in their lives.

If your child would like to bring Valentine cards from home to pass out to their classmates please:

*Do not address each Valentine personally. This way your child will be able to pass out their Valentines independently.

*Encourage your child to choose Valentines suitable for both boys and girls. We try to discourage "boy things" and "girl things". We encourage homemade Valentines if possible.

*If your child does not want to give everyone in the class a Valentine, then please have them mail their cards to their special friends. We do not want any child to feel excluded or sad that a "friend" did not choose them to receive a Valentine. {end}

 

5 comments

  • Leila

    Posted on February 13, 2012

    It’s so great that their school tries to discourage boy and girl things. It is the only way we will raise people, not genders.

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  • Bex

    Posted on February 13, 2012

    I wish my teachers in school had advocated this approach! I learned early on to dread Valentines Day because of the “how many did you get?” question that always lingered. Between that and the kids who used it as an excuse to play cruel jokes, it’s no wonder I struggle to enjoy the holiday as an adult.

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  • Someone's Mom

    Posted on February 13, 2012

  • Momof2

    Posted on February 13, 2012

    This is great. I love that they encourage the kids to make their cards. Have you people seen what they are selling at CVS for kids’ Valentines this year? SOOOOO commercial. It’s all movie or TV characters.

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  • PK

    Posted on February 13, 2012

    I like the “Friends help everyone feel special and cared for” line.
    We all need to be reminded. Don’t we?

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