The True Meaning of Valentine’s Day

Love, kindness, compassion, understanding, courtesy, patience….all the Swoooper Citizens character traits wrapped into one very special field trip.

Today, students in kindergarten and first grade visited the retirement community of Valle Verde for a second time this year. Our goal for the field trip was for the students to continue to strengthen their bond with the residents through a small group read aloud. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we decided to have the children each make a special valentine to give to each resident. The field trip preparations also included having the students practice reading Valentine’s Day themed books aloud during reading groups.





It absolutely warmed my heart to see the students interacting so kindly with the elderly residents. Many children wanted to read to each resident! They definitely showed the true meaning of Valentine’s Day!

We are so proud.