First graders get excited for Valentine’s Day

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Many of us remember going to pick out Valentine’s Day candies or cards to give to our classmates in elementary school. We’d go home and write classmates’ names on their cards and then go to school the next morning and drop them into their personally decorated Valentine’s Day bags. 

At the end of our elementary Valentine’s Day party, we’d all go pick up our bags and sift through the assortment of  Fun Dips, Hershey Kisses, and cute dog stickers. Valentine’s Day was always exciting for us growing up, and it continues to excite the elementary schoolers today. 

The Trojournal asked Mrs. Harris’s first grade class what their favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is and received very interesting responses.

Eli Thiel said that his favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is “getting to spend time with friends.” He said that his favorite candy to get on Valentine’s Day is fun dip.

“We get to see our cousins and Grandpas and Grandmas,” Lakyn Parry said.

Ava McVay said that her favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is getting an Orange Crush from her mom and said that her favorite Valentine’s Day candy is also fun dip.

“My favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is making Valentine’s cards for people,” Mylah Mathis said.

When asked what his favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is, Karter Luther replied with, “ummm…..getting candy!!”

Makala Klenda said her favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is that “it’s about love.” She said that she enjoys getting any kind of chocolate and she also said that this year she’s giving her mom and her brother candy and balloons.

Avery Lilly also said that her favorite thing about Valentine’s Cay is getting candy, and she said that the best candy she’s ever received on Valentine’s Day is a Nerds rope last year. When Valentine’s Day came around this year, Avery got a Valentine’s gift for her mom and dad, but she said that it had to be an early present. 

“My baby brother got it out of the closet and then he put it on the floor and she found it.”

When asked what his favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is, Gatlyn Alderson replied, “……candy.” He said that his favorite candy to get on Valentine’s Day is Twix and that this year he’s giving his classmates bracelet gummies.

“My favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is that we have a whole group of family of love,” Alyssa Apodaca said. She also said that her favorite candy is bubblegum. 

“I like everybody in my class. Last year I gave somebody something for Christmas and they liked it. It was a lipstick thing and it was like a bag of stuff that you could write in,” she said. 

When asked what she was giving her classmates this year, she said, “I thought I was gonna give Airheads, but my sister got Airheads instead of me, and I got those little sour things, but they’re not in a ball; they’re like the powder is sour and the other thing is sour so you dip it.”

Baylor Brown said her favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is when she gets to “give stuff to people.” This year she’s giving her classmates “little dinosaurs that say stuff on them.”

Dash Forsberg said his favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is that “we can get pwesents.” He also said that he has learned a lot of jokes and proceeded to tell them. 

“I have lots of funny jokes… did you hear the paper rip? It was tearable….and…and…did you hear about the kidnapping at school? I woke him up.”

Declan Hawbaker said his favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is that he gets to eat food. Declan also had a joke to share:

“Why did Valentine’s pass to Christmas… because it HATED YOU!!”

Lila Garver said her favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is “that we get candy.” This year she is giving her classmates “poprocks… and it says ‘you rock, love (and then it has a heart) Lila’.”