Monday, May 14, 2012

Countdown: Day 5...Crafting Galore!

Hey yall! We are down to 4 days!!!

This gives me extreme excitement and great anxiety the same time.

Excitement? Well, that's obvious. I shouldn't have to spell it out for you.

But I will :)

Excitement because of summer! Sleeping in! Laying out! Swimming! Vacations! Family time!

Anxiety? Whew, lots of it.

Being unemployed. Moving. Starting grad school. Packing up my whole entire life...

I will *officially* be unemployed in 1 week from today. Yikes.

Please pray that I will find a new school home...somewhere...and fast :)

Okay, on with the countdown! Here was our balloon for today.

Our activity? Switch classes!

Of course, I was totally prepared for this one :)

My teamies and I had already planned a day where we would each teach each other's classes for a lesson. We all chose something fun for the end-of-the-year, and planned to have each class for about 45 minutes.

My lesson/craftivity came straight from Alisha at The Bubbly Blonde. I had seen her Rockin' Guitar Craftivity and immediately fell in love. I was planning on making some sort of rock & roll themed craft, but why reinvent the wheel, right? And her's was just way amazing, and I most certainly couldn't have competed with that!

I didn't let the kids know what we were making, though, and their guesses had me cracking up...

They kept saying we were making a snowman....silly kids!

Finally, they got the picture and they turned out really cute!

These, of course, turned out super cute as well!

And my other teamie made thumbprint pictures. These were my favorite!!!

She printed out a picture of a tree on cardstock, then had every student in the class put their thumbprint as leaves. I added my thumbprint and turned it into an owl, of course :) The kiddos then colored the rest of the picture, I added the year at the bottom, and laminated them.

I really think they are incredible!

My teamie had the kids make one for me as well, so I am going to frame it and hang it in my next classroom...wherever that may be!

Okay, gotta go work on my room mom gifts!

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  1. Everything turned out so cute!!! Thinking good thoughts for you!

  2. Thank you so much for the shout out and letting me know about the pictures! I love the colors your kiddos used!

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  4. The trees are great!!!! Good luck on your job hunt, relax a week or so before you totally panic, summer goes way too fast :)

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  5. Looks like FUN! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...I'm secretly praying you'll land a kindergarten Hang in there my friend!!

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