Monday, May 20, 2013

Cheap THANK YOU gifts!

Hey friends! Happy Monday! T minus 3 1/2 days of school left for me! We didn't have school today because of unused snow teachers had a work day in their rooms and I attended an intruder safety training. I plan on doing a blog post on that very soon. It's a sad thing to even think about, but's real...and we MUST act and become a survivor, not a victim. Anyways, onward with the fun. Eek! I wanted to share with ya'll my cutesy little end of the year gifts. While at the Dollar Tree, I picked up plain white plates for a $1. I took acrylic paint to school and fingerprinted everyone of my students. I numbered their fingerprints with pencil and wrote their names on a piece of paper so I would know whose print belonged to who. When I got home, I took paint pens and added names, details, polka dots, etc. I baked the plate for 30 minutes at 350*. Please note: I stuck the plate in the cold oven, set it at 350*, and started the 30 minute timer once the oven had preheated. 
This is the sweet little plate I made for my assistant, Mrs. Beaver. She truly is my sunshine! That woman is so positive and uplifting all.the.time! I am blessed to have her in my room. :) 
This is another plate I made. I plan on giving it to my home room mother. She has been very faithful in helping me once a week and has done so much in planning parties, providing items, and making treat bags for my students. I stuck with the same acrylic paint, did yellow fingerprints, and added the details when I got home. A great little gift and keepsake for only $1 and some time! I plan on getting them each some flowers, adding a thank you note, and a framed class picture. Viola! Thank you gifts DONE! Some of the other parents that have popped in throughout the year will get a class picture, thank you note, and popcorn with a note attached. What do you plan on doing as thank you's? Any great and CHEAP ideas? Please share and leave some love! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my "Teacher Appreciation Week" giveaway. The winner is Kari Jasus! She will receive a $50 gift card from Kohl's. I hope everyone is having a great week and feeling appreciated. 

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Letter Homework from A to Z and an Early Bird Sale!

Looking for something else great to start the school year off with? Aside from all of the Monthly Homework Packs and Monthly Family Projects Katie Mense (from Litter Kinder Warriors) and I have created, we also teamed up to make a Letter Homework Pack from A to Z. This pack has everything you need to review letters, teach letters, make a letter dictionary, practice handwriting, get your students' tongue twisted, or incorporate into a Literacy Work Station. This unit is created by 2 kindergarten teachers with 2 different curriculums and a lot of variety is included. We are certain you'll be pleased with this 135 page unit. Click the preview below to head over to my shop and get a closer look. Katie and I are so thankful for your continued support and want you to know how much we appreciate you!
Also, if you're like can NOT wait for the sale to start tomorrow. Have no fear, friends! My products are already discounted TODAY. Be sure to visit my TpT store and check it out! Have a great Monday....