Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's been a LONG time...

Oh me oh has been a VERY LONG time since I've had  the chance to post anything. Things have gotten so busy for me lately that I barely have time to sit down and take a breath. Although I haven't had a chance to share some of my creations when I made, I have made a few things in the past couple of weeks.

This year I was able to fulfill one of my goals of becoming a mentor teacher to an aspiring teacher. I have to say this was a very rewarding and reflective opportunity for me, especially since I'm only in my 3rd year of teaching and to know that my principal thought that I was a good candidate to offer this wonderful experience to a student teacher from Towson University.

My student teacher was amazing and I definitely learned a lot from her and I hope that she took a lot of positive and helpful things away from her experience with me. Her last day with my 1st graders and I was on March 4th and what better way to show our appreciation for her than to have a celebration of thanks. I wanted to make sure that she had things that she would be able to use when she gets her own classroom so we collected items for a gift basket and I made her a set of 10 Thank You cards to have on hand. I also made a special card and banner to let her know that we would miss her and just how much she meant to us.

I was so happy with how these cards turned out and they were very simple to put together.

Is this not the cutest card?!?

It was missing something so I decided to finally open up my I-rock and put it to use. I was so happy with the end result

The gift basket filled with goodies

My very first banner. I would have liked to have done a little more with it, but I kind of waited to the last minute to get it done. I was very pleased with how simple yet cute it was

Cute tote with all of the kids handprints and signatures

Thanks for stopping by. I love and appreciate all of your comments. Things are beginning to slow down for me so hopefully I will be able to start crafting much more.

Until next time....


~ Lynda ~


Natasha said...

What a wonderful way to say "thank you" and "we'll miss you". I was a paraprofessional (teacher's aide) for the 5th grade teachers for a year. That was quite possibly the best year of my life. I'm sure she'll treasure each item!


Emily said...

Wonderful idea! She will really appreciate this :)

Jo Ann V said...

love your ideas. i wish i had a cricut machine when i was a teacher assistant for preschoolers. i'm now a follower of your blog Momo send me your way.

Mihaela said...

Very creative!