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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day - Old School Style

Four kids and only one room mom.
Room mom for one kid.
One classroom.
One.
That's it.
And, that feels good.
It feels like enough.
I trust my room mom friends who take such good care of my other kids in their classrooms and I do my best with the one classroom I get to be mom in.
Valentines is one of my favorite "extra" holidays.
I love the colors.
Red. Pink.
I love the feelings of nostalgia that Valentine's day brings.
When I was a kid, my mom used to make the biggest heart shaped valentine sugar cookies with pink icing.
She made them for my classroom.
She made them for kids in my grade who were no longer in my classroom.
She was known for these cookies.
She still makes them.
And, they are so good.
Because, they are good.  And, because she makes them with lots and lots of love.
I also remember really cute bags and boxes to put our class valentines in.
So, when we found out that we were going to have a classroom party for Valentine's day...I knew I wanted the kids in Trinity's first grade class to make Valentine Bags as their party craft.
The kids (pretty much) did everything for themselves.
They cut out hearts, glued on eyes, folded the accordion arms and legs. And, kept really busy and focused making their very own valentine bags.
And, I think, us parents, had a good time too.
Simple.
And kind of old school.
Just my style.
Happy Valentine's Day, friends!
Love,
El Momma 



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