Thursday, December 19, 2013

Student Gifts

It's the time of year when all of us are thinking...what can I make for my students?

My mom gave me a jar full of positive quotes and funny sayings a long time ago, and I loved it so much! It had enough little slips of paper in it to last the whole year! You pull out one per day and read it...making you feel like your mom is close to you even if you are far away!

I decided that I would give the students little jars of our funny things we say in class, or positive quotes/sayings I want them to read so that they continue to feel great about themselves. Buying 22 of these already created would be so expensive...so why not just make it myself!?

I created a sheet of 26 different sayings/quotes for the students. I created different pages for girls and boys. I printed them on colored sheets of cardstock, cut them up into little slips, folded them, and placed them in the jars!
(Jars from Hobby Lobby are a great price!)

Haha...got my toes in the picture! Oops!

I cut the little chalkboard stickers (also purchased at Hobby Lobby...right by the jars!) to fit the jar and wrote each of their names on the jar with chalk. The kids were actually WAY more interested in it than I even hoped!


This gift was turned out super cute (I think!) and what was great was how the fifth graders really understood the meaning and love that was behind it! I am so glad I made these for them! 
Something else great that came out of it...one of my students said that they are going to go home and make something like it to tell his mom all of the reasons why he loves her for Christmas! SO PRECIOUS! Heart melting.

Happy Holidays everyone! Wow...almost 2014 !!! What?!!?