Monday, May 27, 2013

Thank Yous and Summertime...

As the school year is wrapping up, there are a few things on my mind. 1. How can I thank the wonderful moms who have organized the volunteers for field trips and class parties? and 2. How can I help my students continue to grow, even after they leave me and begin a two and a half month long break? 

First, I've been thinking and exploring fun options to thank my parent helpers this year and landed with this one...a monogrammed etched glass mug, which I will most likely be filling with something sweet and colorful :)

For those of you wondering, etching is actually quite easy. I used Martha Stewart's etching cream, which I picked up at my local craft store. I used my handy adhesive vinyl and silhouette cameo to make the monogrammed letter and 'thank you' phrase. The tricky part was placing the stickers onto a rounded mug. They're not quite perfect, but still look great! Once I placed the negative space of the letter onto the mug, I generously brushed the cream on, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and finally washed it off. So easy and so cute!

Second, at the end of every school year I put a packet of review work together for the kids to work through over the summer. Anything to prevent the summer slide! This year, instead of putting together the usual pack of worksheets, I decided to create a fun, summer themed, colorful, hands-on pack, that the students might actually enjoy doing. Here are a few pics to show off some sample pages. Bonus: If you purchase this pack on TpT, you may distribute the pdf to each of the families represented in your classroom! Click here to check out this nearly 100 page pack of fun for your kindergarten graduate to enjoy this summer!
Until next time!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Adrienne!I just found your blog, I’m your newest follower! Hope you have a great summer!
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