Happy Valentine’s Day!
We love to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We were excited to spend the day together doing fun things. I want to say thank-you for all the warm Valentine cards and treats from my students. It was such a kind gesture. I could feel the love 🙂
We began our day with passing out our Valentine cards to each other and placing them into our decorated paper bags. We loved looking at the messages from our friends. Next, we made some Valentine cards for our family members and finished up our morning with a Valentine challenge which involved unscrambling words.
Can you unscramble these words?
oeftnhetru woelrfs othcaeloc
In the afternoon, we watched The Lady and the Tramp–a classic! Later, we passed out our candy-grams. Yummy. At the end of the day, we visited our Reading Buddies and prepared for a Bingo game that we will play the following day as we ran out of time.
We had a lot of fun today! Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? If you do, how do you celebrate?
So, who is St. Valentine?
St. Valentine was a priest from Rome who lived in the third century, and is thought to have died around 270 AD.
At the time, Emperor Claudius II had banned marriages as he thought single men made better soldiers.
Being a romantic, St. Valentine was arranging and performing marriages in secret so couples could still celebrate their love.
Unfortunately, the Emperor found out about this and imprisoned Valentine, sentencing him to death for his crime.
Another famous person from Valentine’s Day that you may be wondering about is Cupid (Latin cupido, “desire”). In Roman mythology Cupid is the son of Venus, goddess of love. His counterpart in Greek mythology is Eros, god of love. Cupid is often said to be a mischievous boy who goes around wounding both gods and humans with his arrows, causing them to fall in love.