I will be returning home today after a week long visit with my daughter's family in Little Rock. It has been a great week. I did some cooking and baking, I took the children to school each morning and picked them up in the afternoon, and I even managed to do a bit of shopping in between. The children's school was closed yesterday for a teacher records day, so we were able to spend the day at home together while their parents were working.
One project Ginger and Charlie had to complete this week was their Valentine's boxes for school. Having worked in schools for more than twenty years, I know how important it is for a child to be able to take a special box to school to collect those Valentine cards. Valentine's Day holds almost the same level of excitement at school as Christmas time for children.
Ginger decided on a Lego creation for her Valentine's box this year. Hers is quite elaborate, and her dad will be taking her to school and helping her get it inside safely so that it doesn't get broken apart before she gets it into her classroom.
Her friends will be able to drop the cards into the opening at the top of the building.
Charlie's Valentine box was made from a empty soft drink can box and some wrapping paper with one end left open.
Each side of the box has a shark body cut from foam sheets that have been glued on, with a fin attached. A tail was glued to the back of the box, and a fin to the top of the box.
At the open end of box, shark teeth were added. This is where Charlie will receive Valentine cards from his friends, right through the shark's open mouth.
I'd like to see all the Valentine boxes that the other children bring to the classrooms today. I'm sure Ginger and Charlie will have a great time with their friends at school celebrating Valentine's Day. I don't expect I'll be needing a box to collect cards in today, but I've always liked Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day to you!
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