On Feb. 13, grades two through five participated in a Post Office–themed Valentine’s Day card exchange. Students were assigned different positions to help their peers receive Valentine’s Day gifts from other friends and students. They were filled with enthusiasm and determination to help the mail system run smoothly.
Every year, Pine View’s elementary grades host a Valentine’s Day Post Office system in their classes. Students are assigned different roles, many similar to those of an actual post office. Danielle Rudd, grade five, was the postmaster, the person in charge of organizing all the stations for fellow classmates. “It’s a lot of fun to hang out with friends while working,” she said.
Second grader Crystal Victor, a sorter, aided in routing mail to different classes . “It was hard, but really fun,” Victor said. “I had to be able to read a bunch of different kinds of handwriting.”
Victor and multiple other elementary students were busy with different jobs Friday morning. While it was strenuous work, they had plenty of fun and lots of candy, which was a personal favorite of many of the workers.
“You get a lot of candy! You also get to spend time with your family on Valentine’s Day,” second-grader Mike Cochran said.
Story LIBBY MOSER, CATE ALVARO, and ZAYDA FREDERICKS