Eleanor's resourceful, creative teachers put together a Valentine's Day program for parents a few days after the holiday. This was a thinking-outside-the-box event because Valentine's Day is not a major holiday in Bosnia, especially not among children.
But her teachers crafted a great program for kids this age. They gave every family a copy of a book about ways to show love to your child, and they let us all write love notes to our children on huge hearts that are now displayed in the library.
The centerpiece of the program, as with every other Bosnian school program I've gone to, was recitations. There were group recitations, including one where each child held up a letter to spell out "Ljubav," or "love."
A few of the kids put on a charming skit (the boy was diagnosed as being in love).
Danas je ponedjeljak . Volim te. (Today is Monday. I love you.)
Danas je utorak . Volim te. (Today is Tuesday. I love you.)
Danas je srijeda . Volim te. (Today is Wednesday. I love you.)
Danas je cetvrtak . Volim te. (Today is Thursday. I love you.)
Danas je petak . Volim te. (Today is Friday. I love you.)
Danas je subota . Volim te. (Today is Saturday. I love you.)
Tata mi je rekao da ne mora da radi nedeljom. (Daddy told me not to work on Sundays.)
A nedelju ja volim najvise. (And Sunday I love the most.)