Loc: Valley of the Sun, AZ
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:16:43 AM|
Why not just ask the teacher?
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:17:34 AM|
I think it is a cute Valentine for a five or six year old.
Loc: Spring, TX
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:21:04 AM|
Its cute. Let the kids have fun!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:41:54 AM|I kind of miss the days when kids just gave cards.
I feel like we, the parents, have continually felt the need to go bigger and better and we have taken away the simpler joys....like a valentine that didn't have a gift attached to it.
Not only was it a simple pleasure for me & my classmates back in the day, but it was simpler for the parents, too. No trying to find something new and unique. No trying to find something that won't annoy the teachers or the parents. No worrying if it is allowed by the school at all (peanut products, candy, gum, etc.).
I thought my box of plain old valentines was the best thing ever.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:46:57 AM|Oh, and while I'm grumping about valentines, I 'd like to add that I miss the envelopes that used to come with them before they started coming with a bunch of "stuff".
It was fun to hold that envelope in your hand and wonder what the card would look like and who it was from. The suspense only lasted a moment, but it was fun. Now, they're in postcard form, with no moment of wonderment over what they may look like when you open them.
See? Simple joy?
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:49:20 AM|
Oh, one last thing. To actually answer the OP...I'd be fine with a whoopie cushion coming home.
It's no more annoying that a pile of heart covered pencils that barely sharpen properly, laugh taffys that his dentist warns never to eat, erasers that never get used, tattoos and stickers that float around until they finally are deposited in the trash, etc..
At least DS would likely actually use it a few times before it breaks or gets tossed aside.
Loc: Louisville, Ky
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:50:41 AM|
I think they are funny & harmless. Who knows what the teacher would think, but if parents hate them throw them out. Not a huge deal really.
We would laugh at the funny Valentine if my kids came home with that.
Loc: Michigan /transplanted from Ohio
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:58:34 AM|As a teacher of kindergarteners, and someone who does NOT like fart humor, I think this idea is CUTE!
I hope your child is in my class as I would probably let them all "set them off" for a few minutes just to get it out of their systems and have a good belly laugh.
All the noise without the stink
Happy Valentine's Day
Alex told me to change it
Loc: never in one place very long (...in San Jose, CA)
|Posted: 2/8/2013 10:17:36 AM|I like it.
I went to RiteAid yesterday to get cards and every single package had candy. Nothing that was just cards. And they come in packages of 31 or 28 and Alex's class has 34 kids.
it rhymes with banana
mom to a 20 yo dd, 13 yo ds, and 10 yo ds and a scrapper for 12 years
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/8/2013 10:20:31 AM|
I went to RiteAid yesterday to get cards and every single package had candy. Nothing that was just cards.
I noticed the exact opposite at Target. Most had "stuff", but far less had candy than last year.
I was thinking that the manufacturers must have been really on the ball with the changes being made in some schools, but perhaps I was giving credit to the wrong people.
Perhaps it was the buyers for our local store who were on the ball enough to know that many area schools were not allowing candy this year.
Rick Springfield Junkie
Loc: Mountain High Pea
|Posted: 2/8/2013 10:38:51 AM|Funny, I wouldn't mind. I probably would never do it, but yeah my 4 1/2 year old thinks farts (we call toots as well) are hysterical.
Oh, and while I'm grumping about valentines, I 'd like to add that I miss the envelopes that used to come with them before they started coming with a bunch of "stuff".
When I picked ours up I thought the envelopes were missing!!!
Livin' in My Own "Pea-rivate" Idaho
|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:05:46 AM|
As a parent, I would be annoyed if a whoopie cushion came home. This primarily because I don't like noisy toys around the house. My boys drive me crazy with them. And honestly, they make me crazy enough with their actual bathroom noises, so I don't need any fake ones...LOL!
I agree that there's nothing wrong with just giving out a simple card without all the other stuff.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:08:11 AM|I like it and I don't know anyone personally that would find it inappropriate.
Besides, honestly, you know they won't last long anyway. We buy those all the time and they're broken/ripped within a day or two.
And if the teacher doesn't appreciate it, she can have them keep them in the wrapper until they leave class. To bug the bus driver/parents.
It's just one day, no big deal.
And I'm in this boat too:
Am I really the only one who will occasionally "misplace" a junky little toy that drives me absolutely bonkers?
I wouldn't rip it out of her hands, but when the thrill was gone and it was abandoned under the bed for the cat to play with, I might find it a new home, if you know what I mean
Cheap dollar store toys, McDonald's toys, little tiny legos I step on in the middle of the night, broken toys, somehow disappear around my house.
I like pizza Steve
Loc: West Jordan UT
|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:45:21 AM|
I wouldn't care to much if you sent that home with my child. I would curse your name for being "that" creative parent who makes cute stuff and makes the rest of us look bad (totally kidding).
I did see a cute idea on Pinterest that said "Will you be my ValentSLIME" and you attach little tubs of slime with it (they had recipes for the slime). I thought that was really cute and might do it for my 3rd grade DS.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:52:57 AM|
Yeah, I don't think it is inappropriate per se, but I would think it was kind of icky. And I have four boys.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 12:16:06 PM|
I think it is a funny idea and as kindergardeners my dd's would have loved it. It might have made me crazy but they would have had a ton of fun. So I say go for it.
Apron Wearing - I Love Lucy inspired Housewife
Loc: Wallingford, Connecticut
|Posted: 2/8/2013 1:49:49 PM|The teacher wouldn't probably like it but the kids would love them. I think they are fine.
Some parents are.. well uptight. My son had given valentines with candy one year and it said something like "Hope you'll be my valentine". A girl in his class (1st grade) was the only one with an issue. Well her father was. He called me at home and called the teacher saying it was NOT appropriate for boys to give girls valentines and the children were too young to think about dating. Dating?!
To new beginnings....
|Posted: 2/8/2013 2:34:15 PM|I was going to do those for my sons class & think they are great!
His teacher (1st grade) has decided that they will not be exchanging Valentines
I say go for it!
Loc: The Land of Steady Habits
|Posted: 2/8/2013 2:48:05 PM|
My boys would love those!
| "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson|
Why, YES!, I am a princess.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 2:57:19 PM|
Anyone know where you can get the whoopee cushion? I want to make these for my office - it would be hilarious!
|Posted: 2/8/2013 3:02:43 PM|
I wouldn't mind but I don't think the teacher would love it. We are not allowed to have candy either - I have done mad libs, glow sticks, friendship bracelets (sports colors for the boys), and this year we are doing mustaches. My dd has been obsessed with mustaches for years and she is super excited.
Oh, and a word of advice about the glow sticks - take extra because some of them will "pop" before they are handed out and need to be replaced.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 3:34:07 PM|
Scoobers, I got the whoopee cushions at Oriental Trading.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 3:47:15 PM|
Please understand that I am as old as dirt AND I am a school librarian. So I am sure my opinion is colored by that. If my child came home with this gift I would immediately take it away from him. He might break it and then I would have nothing to use in my classes the next day! (I give your idea a big thumbs up. I think it would be a gas!)
|Posted: 2/8/2013 5:59:47 PM|
Isay follow the instructions provided by the teacher. There is a reason for her request.
When does football season start?
|Posted: 2/8/2013 6:54:50 PM|Our school has a healthy snack policy too but NO ONE follows it or enforces it. Parents still send cupcakes for their kids' birthday. Classroom parties all have candy and cookies for treats. My son's Valentine's party is on Wednesday. The head room mother is having them make ice cream sundaes. I'll be sending in some candy for them to put on the sundaes and also some Valentines pencile to pass out for his classmates.
I got Angry Birds Valentines for him to pass out as well with Bad Piggie erasers inside!
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:18:35 PM|I like this idea. If you aren't comfortable, look on Pintrest. There are a ton of other class valentines ideas that you might like too. I loved an idea: have your son draw something, trace it with a black marker, scan it onto your computer, add "You've got the write stuff!" to the top, make 4 fit on a page, print and attach to construction paper. Tie a crayon on it and you've got a homemade little color page-valentine.
My daughter (she's in preschool) didn't want valentines from the store. She wanted me to print some out so she could color them for each of her classmates. I just googled "printable valentine's cards" and found a ton. I used cardstock, cut them up and she plans to work all weekend coloring them just the way she thinks her friends will like them.
Sometimes, I'm surprised how kind my daughter is.
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:24:38 PM|
I love those! Totally not inappropriate