Happy Valentine's Day!
A little different for us this year.
In fact, I almost forgot about it. No visual reminders at the store for Valentine's Day. I didn't realize how effective those reminders are!
For the kids at school it is just a regular day.
I asked Gabi's teacher if the kids passed out cards. She told me they do not pass out anything. Valentine's Day is only celebrated between couples.
Then she asked if Gabi would tell the class how American kids celebrate Valentine's Day.
Even though we are apart this year, Rod and I will still give each other our usual gifts. I get chocolate and he gets hockey tape. I know hockey tape doesn't scream romance, but it is what he wants. Sometimes I even take his hockey skates to be sharpened. I don't know which one of us likes our gift better!
The only interesting thing I did on Valentine's Day was go to Ellie's class and read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in English to the class. Ellie is in kindergarten, but they call it something else - Grande section maternelle.
I had recommended the book to the teacher and she loved it. She thinks it is a great book to teach the kids English. I read the book aloud two times to the kids. Then the teacher made up a game. She had me say one of the animals, like red bird. The kids had to raise their hand if they thought they knew red bird. She called on different kids to walk up and point out the animal. The teacher made it interactive and the kids were having fun.
Now she has asked me if I have any more books like Brown Bear. Oh crappy crap, now I have to come up with something else.