As I do every year, on Valentine's Day, I do a class activity that someone once forwarded me from Ann Landers.
I ask the kids to write down nice things about each of their classmates.
I type them up so each kid gets a sheet of paper with all the nice things that their classmates had to say about them. I do not put any names by any statement so they are all anonymous. It is always hilarious to see their reactions as they get their paper and try to figure out who said what.
Here are some of my favorites:
I like how sometimes you give me animal crackers and lemonade packets.
I like you because you overcome all of your fears.
I think you are good at drawing ice-cream
I like you because your t-shirt that says I GOT AN A+ IN TALKING makes me laugh on the inside.
You are really nice to a lot for people and never drop a deal.
You are nice because I can always trust you with computer questions. I love macs and they definitely beat PC’s.
I like that you like the Jonas Brothers because don’t tell anyone but the Jonas Brothers are my favorite band.
I like how we can always enjoy a laugh like when we make up the secret hand shake.
I like you because you are kind and funny and when I met you I knew at once we were going to be friends.
You are really funny. We are like comedians together.
I like that you’re always moving forward, never back. It is so fun to watch you.
I really like you because you are kind, because you get me snack, and once you helped me with multi-digit multiplication when I was stuck.
I like you because you’re funny and I like your Cheez-it dances! You’re funny because of your cheez-it dances and much more things.
I like you because you are very funny and it is funny to hide your food.
I like you because you’re really funny because when you asked Girl Who Likes Sparkly Clothes but Hates Hillary Clinton if she would kill someone to see Dean Martin, and she said yes. I thought that was funny.
I think you’re doing good job of raising spooney and forkey.
I like how you’re so nice to let me use your sharpener when the electric sharpener is too loud.
I like how you’re so determined to be the first woman President. It makes me laugh every time you say you hate Hillary.
We should start a Dean Martin/John Travolta/ Barack Obama club together.
I really like your style, I think you’re funny because remember that time when we did the Irish Hannah Montana dance, I think that was really funny.
I really like you because you are a great friend and I love it when you do Greased Lightening, that’s really funny, and you laugh at my jokes.
It’s interesting how you love so many singers because you like singers from different time periods.
I like you because you support the leading democratic candidate.
I like that you like John Travolta because I like how he dances.
I think me and you share a lot of good opinions. I love your hat and you are really cool because you were born in Russia and I wish that I was born there.
I liked Monkey Madness. I’m sorry it had to end.
I was hoping you’d be in my book club group and you were!
You are really funny and I thank you for giving me “G” in afterschool.
I think you are sooo (!) good at long division especially the ones with 30 digits!
I like Pokemon too but I’m sad that Pokemon got shut down.
I think you are cool because you don’t wear hats indoors.
I like you because you are fearless. Remember when you held those Giant Hissing Madagascan cockroaches, I could never do that!
I think you are a great friend. I like when you help me in math. You are very funny. Remember Welcome to the 60’s?
I have a Wii too! I heard you talking about it.
I like how you try to get something when you want it. Like when Boy Named After a Famous Jazz Pianist but Like to Call Himself the Word That Now Means a Cross Between Bourgeois and Bohemian has something, you will do anything to get it.
I like you because you are funny because once you did an imitation of Michael Jackson in a baby voice.
I like how you like Yoohoo’s and I like when you try to trade an entire bagel for a small thing.
I like how you talk and make jokes about Rated R movies.
You are funny because you say things that aren’t really true just to be funny!
I think it is cool that you like birds and I like birds too. P.S. Once there was a hawk in my backyard and I like when you draw cats.
I think that spork game is funny when you play it at lunch. Enjoy the mini light saber.
I like how you are never too slow or never too fast at anything. I find it so cool.
I like you because you have the same name as my cousin.
I like that you a twin. I think that’s so cool. P.S. I wish I was a twin.
I like hanging out with you in the Obama club. It was fun giving (electrical) massages.
I think it is cool that you like to draw bloody people.
I like how you tell me about Snakes on a Plane.
I like you because you’re also in the math group and we’re two of the best math-doers in the class.
Your fluffy haircut is awesome.
Let’s find out, do I think you’re a great friend? … Yes, I DO.
I think it is cool that you know so much about weapons and wars and all that kind of stuff and I like how you bring Munchkins to all the sleepover parties.
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