Moms and Memories

I know Mother's Day has long passed, but since life is a whirlwind at the end of the school year {I know you know what I'm talking about!!}, I didn't get a chance to post about what we did. I adored our gift to our moms this year and the kids loved making it!
Just like last year, we made breakfast in a bag for our moms. I let the kids decorate bags, tie a little poem to it, and the kids filled it with a honey bun, granola bar, water, and a "fancy" napkin. They were so excited to make the bags for their moms! We also included our cards to our moms in the bag. You can grab the card and breakfast in bed poem template here.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07U2jkTYFjJRXZNYWRLQ3VkVW8/edit?usp=sharing



The other thing we made for our moms is probably my most favorite thing I've ever made with the kids! I'm not sure where the original idea came from, but this is the pin/source I used for inspiration.

eileengoodall.hubpages.com
I got some mason jars and spray painted the outside. Then, I painted the kids' hands white and put it on the jar to make a vase {I also sprayed it with clear spray paint to help make it not scratch}. We made some handprint flowers to add to the vase and they could not have turned out cuter!!


In other news, we're working hard on our memory books and getting ready for the end of the year. I don't really do anything too extravagant as far as memory books go, because honestly, things are a little crazy at this point with field days, field trips, AR parties, graduation, etc. Our memory books are super simple and we work on a page or two each day. Then, I'll put them in a 3 prong folder with the same end of the year poem that my first grade teacher gave me and a letter I write to each child. Here are the pages we've done so far.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Looking-Back-Memory-Book-For-Pre-k-Kindergarten-1st-or-2nd-grade-247573






We still have a way to go and we'll be working on them next week in between field day activities. You can get the memory books in my TpT store.
This is the poem...you can click on the picture to grab them! :)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07U2jkTYFjJZHpOWEVjemRhdUU/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07U2jkTYFjJZHpOWEVjemRhdUU/edit?usp=sharing

For those of you already out of school, congrats on another year!! We have 7 more days and although I am super excited about playing with my sweet girl all summer, I am sadder than ever to be losing this class! They truly have my heart! They are so much like me it's not even funny...motivated, competitive, and eager to learn. We've had such a great year!
I'm off to the beach for a long weekend...so thankful for all the men and women who have served our nation!

5 comments

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  2. Hope you enjoy your last few days of school!

    Linda

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