From the heart

 

From the heart

 

Date: February 11, 2010
by: Loren Mayo | Staff Writer

 
 

We asked elementary-school students from Bay Haven School of Basics Plus and Ashton Elementary to tell us their favorite Valentine’s Day activities and divulge their favorite holiday treats.

Allison Racine, Second grade, Bay Haven
What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?
Rock Star sweethearts.

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
We get together and share. My parents buy a secret present for me — last year I got a bear that sings with singing cupcakes.

How did Valentine’s Day become a holiday?
I think one of the presidents made it up.

Amber Trevino, Second grade, Bay Haven
Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?
You celebrate Valentine’s Day because you show how much you love your family or your best friend.

How did the holiday start?
It started because people started to like each other.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?
Cotton candy.

Emily Mihm, Kindergarten, Ashton Elementary
Do you know why we celebrate Valentine’s Day?
None of our parents have told us.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day activity?
Celebrating Valentime’s Day and giving candy to everyone.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?
Chocolate hearts.

Colton Sims, Kindergarten, Ashton Elementary
What is the meaning of Valentine’s Day?
To show love and friendship.

How do you celebrate this holiday?
By loving people and stuff. I make my teacher a card.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?
Gumdrops and gum.

Julien Brown, Second grade, Bay Haven
What is Valentine’s Day?
A romantic holiday for the whole family to give gifts and chocolate.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?
Every chocolate known to man — even England chocolate.

Did you make Valentine’s Day cards for your class?
Yes, it took me three whole hours because I fell asleep.

T.J. Butler, Second grade, Bay Haven
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
I eat a lot of chocolates. Mostly, I steal my mom’s chocolates. Every year, my dad sets this huge box of chocolates on the table with flowers and I grab the chocolates and run!

Why do we have this holiday?
To celebrate and spend time with each other and to give flowers.

How did Valentine’s Day become a holiday?
A weird hobo made it up.

Aubrey Solum, Kindergarten, Ashton Elementary
Do you know why we celebrate Valentine’s Day?
No … maybe for friendship?

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?
Pink candy hearts.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day activity?
I give cards to everybody — Spiderman for the boys; princess for the girls.

Marine Caletti, Second grade, Ashton Elementary
Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?
When you love someone, you ask to be their valentine.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day activity?
My parents have cake. I watch a movie with my class and make cards for my friends.

What Valentine’s Day candy can you not live without?
Tootsie Roll pops.

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