What comes first to your mind when you hear about the month of February? Your love ones? Chocolate and flowers? Teddy bears or anything symbolizing love? Or maybe your special someone? Well everything said falls under February 14, the so- called VALENTINE’s DAY. It is a tradition where couples usually go and hang out, exchange gifts and sometimes eat in a luxurious restaurant. So are you one of them?
As everyone knows Valentine’s Day is not a non-working holiday, which means students and teachers need to go to school to study and teach. On the other hand, some schools celebrate this tradition in such different way that no one can ever imagine.
At Stepping Stone, we celebrate it like a prom day for the students where everyone is required to wear formal attire including the teachers. There is even a sign posted on the Teen-Adult room which reads “No Dress No Entry”.
Since the Teen- Adult room was the choice for the main venue to celebrate Valentine’s Day, with the help of Teacher Sofia and Teacher Lia, a SPED intern, they decorated the room with hanging hearts, and cut outs on white board with a bible verse “Let all that you do be done in love- 1 Corinthians 16:14” and a cupid.
When all the teen-adult students finally arrived, they all helped to make chocolate cupcakes led by Teacher Sofia. Everyone enjoyed what they were doing. Teacher Lia and some of the other students even cooked spaghetti while others were busy making chocolate cupcakes.
After cooking and baking, it was time to decorate the cupcakes with some delicious red icing and top it with rainbow mallows. The Teachers and
Occupational therapy interns helped the students put on the icing. Everything seemed to be done and so started the dancing!
To start the floor rolling, Teacher Vell an International intern and Teacher Jethro an Occupational therapist intern led the first dance. They showed the students how to properly ask a girl on the floor and how to dance in rhythm. Every student looked for their partners and even asked their teachers to dance with them.
It was such a memorable day for everyone at the school. This just shows that you do not need a partner or special someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You just need a crowd or people to be with that knows your worth and how much you mean to them. The important thing is the love that flows from within everyone is felt.
We are lucky to have unexpected people to celebrate this tradition with. It creates moments that leaves a smile on everyone’s faces.
So do you want to be my date? There was a lot of fun stuff to deal with especially when you stretching with such a big number of people.
Show your love by simply smiling and be someone’s date on the next Valentine’s Day.