February 16, 2022 | Kristen Jordan
You may have seen many messages in your child’s backpack in the past few days. It has been a very popular place since we opened messages in the classroom last week. Children have been very excited to both create and receive notes in their mailboxes. So much so that children began to put a scratch or two on a paper and quickly run it over to drop it in someone’s box, and then run back to make another one! So, we slowed it down, talked about what kind of gift looked like it was made with love and care and which kind of note looked rushed and without thought. Since then, children have become more thoughtful in creating messages. They think about which colors their friends like, have been drawing pictures with care, pretending to write words to one another, and folding their notes with intention. Slowing down and being thoughtful about what you do is an admirable lifelong habit!
Making Valentines for families and friends has been a fun part of this process as well. It is all happening with incredible joy!