Tuesday, June 14, 2011

End of Year Gifts

Ok ok...I know it's past the end of year for almost all of is (if not all of us) and I am just now getting around to a few things.  I am all moved out of my classroom with all my things in the hallway, just waiting to get into my new classroom.  I think it will be an all summer project really as I struggle with organization (ok more than struggle, it's a huge weakness for me)  However, I wanted to post about my end of the year gifts I made for my kiddos.  Usually on their report card in the comments I do an acrostic name poem for each child.  I usually start making my poems during the 4th quarter, a few at a time and usually it's been pretty easy.  Well this year our report cards changed and we had no room for long comments.  We pretty much had four lines!!!!  So I changed my idea....I made my kiddos bookmarks with their name poem on them!!!!

I used card stock paper for the main part and then used scrapbooking paper for the pretty paper.  I found the poem "I'm glad I was your teacher" for the back and then on the front their name poems.  I also added a picture of us!  My partner teacher's husband was super kind to laminate them b/c he has the sturdy laminate! YEA!  I really enjoyed these and thought they turned out super cute!  Also for part of their end of year gift, I found little metal buckets (Target dollar section) and filled those with bubbles, a star straw, and some goodies.  I did the buckets b/c we were supposed to be bucket fillers this year and to remind them to fill buckets not dump them.  Anyways, I think my kiddos enjoyed their gifts!  I unfortunately forgot to take pictures of the buckets. :(

A Cool Giveaway!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

So Behind on this Blogging....

Ok...So I'm way behind on blogging.  I do want to post some new things and will as soon as some other things slow down.  School is over and summer has begun BUT not quite for me....I am moving classrooms!!  It's bit exciting but overwhelming having to pack up all my stuff and boy do I have a lot of stuff!  I'm staying 2nd grade but we have a new teacher moving in SO I chose to move to our basement where there's the library and our Title room but really no other teachers.  I thought it was a nice thing to do to move down there so the new teacher wouldn't be left out and would feel more welcomed by the staff.  The bonuses to the room is it has a sink (which the my current room does not), it's closer to the bathrooms, it'll be much much quieter (our building is 100 years old and everything is noisy)  and I get my very own color printer!!  WOOT WOOT!!!  SO I'm pretty excited.  I just now have to get all my stuff packed up and moved down there!  Once that happens, I hope to actually get better at posting and getting my ideas  on here.  Til then,