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Childhood Class Parties... 2 weeks 19 hours ago #3401146

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In your elementary schooling, did your classes observe any parties for Valentine's Day or other occasions? In my area, each student for Valentine's Day decorated a folder hung on the front of their desk into which classmates would deposit Valentines, usually small cheap commercially made paper affairs that had a picture and a pun or wordplay of some sort. Several mothers would send in cupcakes or cookies to be washed down with punch, and games might be played...

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I have vague memories of being made to do a Valentines card for mum in the infants.But that was about it.

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We never did anything for Valentines Day at school to be honest I don't recall it existing in the 60s 70s I only heard of it in the 80s onwards.
I think my school must have been run by Sergeant Majors because I know if someone had suggested making valentines cards the teachers would have ripped in to you for being a sloppy git, Wow they use to shout out loud if people were holding hands, kissing in school was a massive no no the staff would have ripped a strip off you.

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No. Nothing at school for Valentine’s Day.

I remember making cards and craft gifts in primary school for Mother’s Day.

I can’t remember whether Father’s Day was celebrated back then but I think it was - I do remember making cards and gifts for my father sometimes in primary school class.

And we made Christmas Cards and decorations at primary school.

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i remember making christmas trimmings . and we stuck stars and moons on a freeze on a wall. then we used to make paper chains to trim the classroom up. mine must have reached 80ft! by the time i'd decided i'd had enough and got bored. :laugh:

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When I was in school,nothing was done for Valentine’s Day,but we made Mother’s Day,father’s day,Easter cards.

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The only parties were Christmas and last day of the school year. Easter was celebrated, but never went as far as a party as such.

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I seem to recall that we did in elementary school. We had the little candies that we would give classmates.

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Fyrefox wrote: In your elementary schooling, did your classes observe any parties for Valentine's Day or other occasions? In my area, each student for Valentine's Day decorated a folder hung on the front of their desk into which classmates would deposit Valentines, usually small cheap commercially made paper affairs that had a picture and a pun or wordplay of some sort. Several mothers would send in cupcakes or cookies to be washed down with punch, and games might be played...

Yes Fyrefox, my memories of Valentine's day in Grade School (K-6) are exactly as you described yours.

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Childhood Class Parties... 1 week 6 days ago #3401698

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Here in U.K.,we don’t have elementary school,so no idea how old a child is when they go to elementary school

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