Friday, February 11, 2011

What I LIke About You

The other night we discussed what Valentines Day is supposed to be about: showing love and appreciation. With that, the kids decided to try a new approach to classroom Valentine cards this year: they're going to write one thing on each card that they like about the recipient. It'll take a little more work, but it'll be worth it.

Check out how cutie-patootie they are so far:

With some photocopying savvy, we printed these suckers up for $2.22! or, as Dane put it, "'one eleven' for me and 'one eleven' for Aubs."

Then there was much joy to be had in using the paper cutter to slice and divide.

When we finished that, Aubrey colored hers in while Dane was at a batting clinic. She modeled hers after "I am" poems her class had done earlier in the week. Hers are "You are" poems, and the one above is to her teacher, Debi.

It says: to: Debi - you are a teacher who makes me want to learn.

Other cards:

to: Autumn - you are an excellent artest. I love your Drawings.

to: Sissy - you are a funny girl and I like your laugh.

to: Bodhi - you are wound up and full of Energy, + lots of fun.

to: Corbin - you are funny, play full and nice.

to: Felicity - you are sweet and creative. Your Halloween costumes are great.

and on and on with comments about skiing/singing/writing abilities, being hilarious, athletic, and funny.

Dane has colored his running dogs red, but that one above is a special card for his pal, Nic. It's a fox. I can't wait to see what Dane writes. He started one last night for a girl in his class. It reads: To: Chloe. You're a good friend and so good at drawing.

Wouldn't you like to get a card like that?


KUrlie said...

I love this! Yay for appreciating 'out loud' the people around you!


Anonymous said...

I'm looking in our mailbox and our email.
Those cards will be greatly welcomed.
Grammy and GrandDad

Anonymous said...

Anj and Mick...
I love how you guys are teaching the kids to think thoughtfully and with creativity.
Way to Go. The cards is such a great idea.
Dane and Aubs, I really like your cards. The price is right, too! (oxxo)
Mom/Big Share/Mema

Jennie Englund said...

These are adorable. And super special.

I love Aubrey's people! Those girls get prettier and prettier.

Christy Raedeke said...

Genius! I'm stealing this idea next year.

anjie said...

Christy and Jennie - Thanks for commenting. Just thought I'd add what our other writing group member wrote about this on Facebook when I posted it there.

Julie wrote:

We take a little different approach..on each Valentine we share one way in which the recipient has disappointed us in the last year. It's much easier than your way.

I about fell out of my chair laughing.