A giant vanilla marshmallow, a crumpled up $20 bill, and a tortilla warmer. Stumped? Just some of the treasures I brought home from our Valentine's Day extravaganza. I had to leave my own two valentines home with strep throat and face the day with 24 very excited first graders. After tackling the challenge of the boy who brought his valentine mailbox completely covered (no opening for the valentines to go in) and consoling the tearful boy who left his valentines at home, I was starting to feel feverish myself. Starbucks to the rescue! Two venti lattes later and I was ready to party. The kids ate breakfast, made a craft, and glued their valentines in a scrapbook. Just as the party was ending, one of my little guys walks over to me, grabs a $20 bill out of his pocket and says, "I almost forgot. Here's twenty bucks. Go buy yourself something nice." He throws the twenty down on the table and walks away. I'm speechless. For the record, I gave the money back. Oh...and the tortilla warmer wasn't a gift. Just something I picked up off the free table in the teacher's lounge. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
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