Friday, July 8, 2011

More End of the School Year Goodies

Every year at the end of the year as a token of my appreciation for all of thier time and energy, I like to give my parent volunteers and room mothers a small gift. My wonderful friend and co-worker Wendy over at Cricut your Classroom, gave me a fabulous, inexpensive (because we ALL know teachers do not get the pay that we deserve, but that's a whole other story. I should also add that I did not become a teacher for the pay ( I don't think any of us do), but for the rewards and feelings that I receive from making a difference in a child's life) gift idea for my volunteers. I was very happy with how everything turned out and it was great to have my students very involved and take a part in creating the gift.

The first part of their gift was a glass jar. Inside each of the jars, was a slip of paper from each child, telling the parent thank you for all that they did this school year. We did a different color for each parent. The students also signed each jar using paint pens, so that the parents would have an extra way of remembering them!

This is one of the GIANT Hershey bars that I covered for one of my volunteers who came in every week to help with my math enrichment group.
Stamped sentiments are from Peachy Keen Stamps Teacher Says and My Creative Time's My Favorite Sayings Set.

This one was for my other parent, who I also call Mama! She came in twice a week to help with computer lab time and to read with students.

I made 4 of the smaller Hershey Bars, that look like this for my teammates in 1st grade! I love how cute they turned out. For my other two parent volunteers I wrapped bars like this in a very bright/summery patterned paper (I forgot to take a picture of the bar before I gave it to them...oops). They also looked really pretty!

In addition to these items, I gave my volunteers one of the thank you cards, that I made for my Blast Off to Summer Blog hop, back in May, with a special Thank You note to each one of them. I know that it wasn't a lot, but it was something that was thoughtful and from the heart of not only myself but the students as well.

That's everything that I was busy making during the last week of school. I hope that you have enjoyed seeing everything! I plan on getting some crafting done this weekend and to hopefully start in the next week or so making things for my classroom. I'm not sure how much I will get done, since I will soon be packing and moving into my new house, which is almost done! I'm sooooo excited!

Well Until Next Time...

Crafty Hugs

xo Lynda xo