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CDS Students Share the Love on Valentine’s Day

February 15

Poetry Slam, Cake Walk, Special Time with Mom

Fourth Grade Hosts Poetry Slam

Playing with words. All month fourth graders have been playing with words — moving them on a magnetic poetry wall, writing them in shapes of animals or objects and creating their own poetry. While reading “Hate That Cat” by Sharon Creech, they learned how to use alliteration, personification and onomatopoeia.

Their lessons culminated in the annual Poetry Slam, which was held in the Commons on the morning of Valentine’s Day. Each student recited an original poem.

Anger by Perry Watson (personification)

Anger stands, sits, and yells anger is quiet and mean
Love is not like anger
Anger whispers mean things
Anger screams
It wants to hide

Kindergarteners Welcome Moms

Moms were invited to the Kindergarten classroom to share a special snack and one-on-one time. Students had created a “Wall of Moms” where the children drew their mom’s portrait and said why they loved their moms.

Kindergarten Valentine's

“I love my mom because she loves me.” Each student drew a portrait of Mom.

Moms were presented with a hand-made, heart-shaped pin. The pin was modeled after one that kindergarten teacher Garden Blincow received from her own child in 1997.

They presented their Moms with a special song, “Skidamarink.” Watch them dance as they sing.

Valentine’s Day Tea

Grades 1-3 celebrated the day with a Valentine’s Day Tea. They rotated through centers where they had a cake walk, made arts and crafts and played bingo.

valentines day bingo


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