Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Winner, New Idea, and Quick and Easy Gift for Momma's Day!

Ok... first WINNER...

Hubby picked lucky #3 so I'll be sending Melissa my 1st grade CCSS ELA 100+ Days to Success pack!

It's on sale at TpT during this 2-day Teacher Appreciation sale!

A new idea...

I used my 3rd grade CCSS ELA pack for a review game today.  I had my kiddos in teams, pulled out the EGGspert, and did a quiz game where they could buzz in after they answered the questions.  It was super fun! 

And a quick and easy gift for Momma's Day!

This week is super busy at school.  Today we had "Bridge Day", so each grade-level moved up a grade for about two hours.  The K-2 building is a little bit of a walk away from my building, so we had to walk the 2nd graders over to our building and back so they could come to 3rd grade.

I do miss 2nd graders.  They are such a funny and unique blend of little person... but I was SO happy to see my third graders when we switched back after lunch!  My finely tuned machine was sorely missed when I hung out with the squirrely 2nds this morning!  Now that I've been with big bad 3rd graders for a year, I love 'em!

Anyway... this afternoon, we did our Mother's Day gift.  I have many kids who don't live with their moms, so we made an "Important Person" present.

This morning all of my kids got their picture taken with a cute little "prop on a stick"... a mustache or funny glasses, lips, a bow...

And then they wrote "I love you becasue..." and finished the sentence.

I typed everyone's responses into a document so there was an all-text background.

Then, I typed each child's individual response into a box on a page and printed.

Last, the kiddos glued their funky picture on their page.

And this was born:

My first principal had a similar gift that her daughter made in elementary school, so I can't take credit for this idea... I did add the fun twist of the "props"!  The pictures really show off my kids' personalities.  I'm hoping that moms and grandmas and aunts and dads will like their gift!

If you're still looking for a gift idea, that might help!

Last... I'm sure you know about the big sale at TpT today and tomorrow... TpT is giving an extra 10% off if you use the code TAD13 when you check out and most sellers are throwing a sale too.

If you want to check out some items that have great feedback, check out my linky party by clicking the picture below to head over!  If I mentioned feedback that you left, you can let me know and I'll send you a freebie from my store!


  1. I love that idea! My students asked me today if we were making Mother's Day cards...I thought they were doing them in their mainstream classrooms but apparently not. So last-minute is definitely the name of the game!

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  2. I love this! I've been looking for something that's not too "young" for my fourth graders. This is perfect!!!



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