(Gist: Student gets a candy heart Valentine from someone. They spell it out for a curious friend.)
Calvin receives a Valentine from Miley Cyrus. It's a candy.
Maria asks Calvin "What does it say?" He says “C-A-L-L-M-E”.
Maria thinks "Cool."
Miley Cyrus gives a Valentine to Calvin. It's a candy heart.
Maria asks Calvin what it says. He spells it out: “C-A-L-L-M-E”.
Maria thinks, “Kind of creepy.”
Miley Cyrus sends a Valentine to Calvin. It's a candy in the shape of a heart.
Maria asks Calvin what it says. Calvin says "I can't read it," and gives it to Maria. Maria spells it out, “C-A-L-L-M-E”.
Maria thinks that it is strange that Calvin was given a Valentine by Miley Cyrus because Miley Cyrus is way older than him.
Around Valentine’s Day, I get a box of the little candy hearts. (They make them in Spanish too I know because a student brought me in some once.) I think this story works better with the actual candy in hand. You could certainly replace it with a note or a card and write something or have the class make up what the note says.
There is genuine suspense from the class when you use the real candy hearts, probably moreso if they're written in L1, as long as your actor doesn't give away the words on the candy.