We laughed a lot, boys were with boys, girls with girls even though the cookies were given out randomly.Everybody who came out to play or do an activity had to put my big pink sunglasses on or had to hold a heart balloon!Some of them were 95 years old, some were just 1 or 2.
We learnt to say "Te quiero", the kids wrote it down on small post it notes and they will give them to somebody tomorrow:-).
We haven't finished celebrating love yet, in April we will talk about "el dia de San Jordi", the Catalan Valentine's Day, when boys give roses to the girls and girls give the boys books.
I made fortune cookies for Year 5 and cocktail stick hearts for Year 6.
At the beginning of the activity I told them that they had to find their better halves, or as they say in Spain, their half oranges:-) (la media naranja= the better half). They walked around the classroom saying their sentences and when they found their better halves, they could eat the hearts.
Everyone in the room speaks Spanish, which makes it an amazing opportunity to improve your language since it is a real-life situation.
The Spanish natives are very patient with those students who may not have their language polished quite yet, so the night is very comfortable. After the big storms last night there were fallen trees, road closures and diversions, I had to drive like James Bond to get to school in time, so I really had my heart in my throat, as if I was going on a date.I didn't have enough time to rearrange the classrooms, I managed to do half of one, I made up single tables with two chairs.I told them that they could change identities and I gave a demonstration at the front of the class: I was Dora the Explorer and my partner was Bob the Builder!They found it was hilarious to change names, they were Peppa Pig, Tinker Bell, etc.Score cards are distributed to decide in an anonymous way if you have found someone who feels mutual about you as well.