Monday, May 2, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

Last year I had a blast with our Teacher Appreciation gifts. (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5)  I haven't done the gifts from us yet but this year at Isaac's school, I have been leading the 5th grade leadership class.  I have about 15 fifth graders that I meet with for 20 minutes every other week.  For teacher appreciation week, I thought it would be fun if the leadership class had a little something for every teacher, every day.  Keep in mind that we therefore had 20 minutes for 1 kids to make 100 little gifts! :)  Luckily, they are great kids and we were able to finish all of these!  I made it so that they just had to do a bit of work on each one.  Here's what we did:

Day 1: I have a couple girls who like to do their "creative" writing so they wrote berry on these.

 Day 2: I thought these would be challenging to make but the 3 girls working on them, whipped through them!  I used the instructions from here.  There are little fortunes inside that say "We are fortunate to have you at West!"
Day 3: This one was for all the artists...they all did different borders.

Day 4: I cut the slits on the printed circles ahead of time and then they used one of my big punches and then slid it on the pencil.  This was the last one I decided to do and I think it turned out to be my favorite.

Day 5: The flowers were cut out on my Cricut which made this easier to prepare!  The kids wrote "Thanks for helping us bloom" on the flowers.

3 comments:

sugarswings said...

great ideas! love the colorful fortune cookies :)

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

Thanks so much for sharing -- I found your blog as I was searching for neat ideas for Teacher Appreciation to add to my Link Party -- stop by if you can to check it out and feel free to share any other Teacher Appreciation projects you may have. :)
~Tracy
http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2011/05/teacher-appreciation-ideas-link-party.html

Ronda Palazzari said...

supper cute lynn. You always make the cutest teacher gifts!