I have 3 children 3rd gradedd 1st gradeds and pre-k dd . when dd and ds were in pre-k the wrote every childs name on the valentines and thier names too. They did this in Kindergarten also. My dd also did this in 1st grade and 2nd grade. NO big deal. well My now pre-k dd brought a note home saying not to fill in the TO: spot but just to sign thier names in the "from:" spot to make it easier handing out. Ok I get that. They can't read yet and most of them aren't writing super great either so that was fine with me. My 1st grader, ds, brought a note home saying this
"The easiest way to exchange valentines is to have your child just sign their name unfer the "from" area and leave the "to" area blank. This way we can just drop it in anyone's bag during the party".
I don't understand this. Isn't school about learning. Writing and Reading..... I think it's good for kids to learn how to spell and read other classmate names. In 1st grade most children can read enough to do that. what do you think?