I've been in a crafty mood this weekend, and I wanted to share a few of the things I made!
First, I made myself a little valentines collection box to use at our party next week - my class is the Rockets, and the inspiration for my box came from the cute little wooden rocket a student made me! I made my box after school Friday because I wanted to be sure to have an example to show the kids tomorrow - I told my students a few weeks ago that they'd need to make something at home to collect their valentines in for our party, and on Valentine's Day, we're going to be voting for the collection boxes we think best match each of the 4 categories I created: the best Valentine's Day theme, the best 3rd grade theme, most colorful, and most innovative. It was optional for the kids to make something for our party; obviously any old bag, envelope, or box would work, but this is way more fun! I heard a lot of my students talking about their creations last week during recess, so I can't wait to see what they've come up with!
Then, I made a few things at home: teeny tiny valentines and envelopes to send to my brother and the kids I used to nanny for; Scrabble magnets using the tiles from my grandmother's game; thin mint truffles for my principal, assistant principal, and my friend for her birthday (and there are a few extras that I'll be
enjoying sharing at school tomorrow).
Now, to link up with Jeannie from Kindergarten Lifestyle - You Know You're a Teacher When... Here's what I came up with:
There's no other job quite like teaching, is there? The accidental "mommy" calling especially trips me out, because I don't have kids of my own yet! Check out some of the other entries; they're just as true!
Happy Valentine's week, everyone!