things my students wanted to write in their valentine’s cards
My students are poets! When I told them that American students make Valentines in school, they were shocked! We made cards in class, and things got a little out of hand. I tried to teach them that Valentine’s Day is about friendship, too. Was it a lost cause? The following is proof that the French live up to their reputation as romantics….
Est-ce que j’ai le droit d’offrir ma carte à mon amoureux? / Am I allowed give my card to my lover?
Tu fais battre mon Coeur / You make my heart beat
Tu es précieux en mes yeux / You are precious in my eyes
Je t’aime de tout mon cœur / I love you with all of my heart
Tu te sens comme les fleurs / You smell like flowers!
Please note, that my students are between six and ten years old. !!?? Can you imagine American students writing this stuff? I’m pretty sure they stick with “you’re nice,” and “you’re cool”. Le sigh.