Sunday, February 14, 2016

Project LOVE/Class Valentine's Party

Hello future readers!

Happy Valentine's Day!

On the Monday after I came home from West Virginia, I had a lot to tell my class and Miss LaSalle. I got 100% on my composition about my trip. Everyone said that it just wasn't the same without me around. Awwww! It's pretty nice to be missed so much. Anyway, Miss LaSalle said we were gonna do something a little different this year for Valentine's Day. We were still gonna have our class party, but she wanted us to come up with a way to show other people love outside our school. Everyone had lots of ideas. The boys wanted to donate basketballs for the Community Center, Robyn thought we should have a free car wash for all of our families. Stephanie wanted to do that for all the dogs, until Kyle and Danny reminded her about what happened last summer. Then Bridget got a great idea.

"My mom always says nothing says I love you like a good hot meal. Why don't we donate food to a local soup kitchen?"

Miss LaSalle thought that was a great idea! But since Springfield is such a small town, we don't have a soup kitchen here. But Miss LaSalle said she was driving to San Fransisco with a friend for Valentine's Day. She said she could bring our food to the 22nd Street Soup Kitchen in Oakland for us! We decided to call it "Project LOVE" and we've been bringing in food all week and putting it in the big box next to Miss LaSalle' desk. I brought in a box of oatmeal, and a can of baked beans,

After lunch and recess, it was time to pass out our Valentines! Outta site! Miss LaSalle told us to take out our folders and put them in front of the desks. We made them in Art Class along with our Valentines we were gonna pass out.

Kyle got chosen to be the "mailman" so it was his job to pass out the Valentines. We had
put them in another box by Miss LaSalle's desk when we came to class this morning.

All of us had decided to make plain red hearts with something cool written on them, 'y'know like those candy hearts? (do they still have those in the future?) Our names were on one side, and a Valentine wish was on the other. This way no one would get their feelings hurt if someone gave another person a big store bought card or something. So Kyle got busy passing them out.

When the box was empty, Kyle sat down and we all dumped out our Valentines on the desks to read them. It was fun reading all the different sayings.

"Hey! I got one that says Best Buddies! I know who this is from!"

"I got one that says Bear Hug. Awww, that's sweet."

"Mine says You're Super!"

"This one says You're Groovy!"

"Wow, this one says Friends Forever. Cool!"

"Mine says You're Neat. How about that?"

*giggle* "This one says Love Ya!"

"I think Jimmie Walker gave me this one. It says Dynamite!" The whole class laughed!

"Outta site! Mine says Right On!"

I even made one for Miss LaSalle!

"It says World's Best Teacher. Aw...thank you Julie."

Then we all got mini candy bars and Hershey's Kisses!

It was a super party! I'm glad Miss LaSalle lets us do fun things in class. And I'm really glad about Project LOVE. It makes me feel really groovy to know that people are gonna get a hot meal because of something nice our class did. I know a lot of people give food to the poor at Christmas, but who does it for Valentine's Day? Miss LaSalle's 4th Grade Class at Springfield Elementary School, that's who!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. I think donating food for Valentine's Day was a terrific idea. You're right, everyone does it for Christmas, but food is something needed all year long. Happy Valentine's Day Julie!

    1. I think so, too. We're pretty proud of Bridget for coming up w/ that idea!

  2. I loved your idea. My sisters and I just gave each other extra hugs and kisses.
    I like your idea about the Valentine's. Yes, we still have this candy hearts here in the future.
    Thank you for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day.

    1. I'm glad you still have candy heart in the future. After school on Friday, a bunch of us shared some when we were walking home.

  3. What a great idea to donate food for Valentine's Day! Such a great way to show love. I always like to make homemade Valentine's. I never get tired of craft time!

    1. We had fun making the red hearts with the sayings on them in Art Class. Seeing what other people wrote on them was fun too. And you know, it really doesn't matter that they all look alike. The special message is what most important.

  4. Hi Julie,
    Project Love - what a perfect name for Bridget's idea! The folks in Oakland will be so appreciative.
    We still have candy hearts in 2016. Hershey has also come out with a "Hug" which is a striped Hershey kiss.
    So now we can give "kisses and hugs"!

  5. Miss LaSalle actually came up with the name, but we all thought it was a groovy idea, especially Bridget! I'm glad they still have candy hearts, but those "hugs" sound pretty cool. Are they striped with different flavors? Like flavored Tootsie Rolls?

  6. What a great idea for your Valentine project!

  7. Hello Julie,
    I haven't seen you in awhile so I thought I'd pop in and see what you've been up to. Great idea donating food, groovy way to share the love! Well done!

    1. Hi Winter!
      Thanks for coming back to check out my time capsule. We all loved the idea of sharing food and love with people who don't get enough to eat. It's a super groovy feeling to know you've helped someone who really needed it!

  8. A great project for Valentine's Day! A great way to show love to your "neighbors."

    Keep on keepin' on!

  9. Thanks for sharing. I love your idea about the homemade Valentines. I did that one year, and I added it candy to them.

    1. I've always liked the homemade ones the best!