My favorite day of the week.....Teacher Tuesday!! I don't love it because I get to showcase some adorable little classroom project I've created.....I love it because I get to browse all the amazing things other teachers have made on Tara's blog 4th Grade Frolics. After you take a look at what I created this week, head on over to her site and check out all the fabulous things other teachers are making.....it's amazing!!!
First I created these sweet little birthday treats for my students. If you have checked out Pinterest lately, they are everywhere. The idea I pinned came from The Lesson Plan Diva. I love the idea of having them premade, and ready to go. I even made a few extra just in case I get any new students as the year goes along. I choose to use silly straws for the stick portion (I've seen them done with Pixie Stix) and I will also include a mini Milky Way as part of their gift because honestly people, a birthday deserves chocolate!
They were super simple to make and cost $6. I purchased the straws at Target (found them in the birthday supply isle), used a free Garfield and Odie digital clip art I found on the internet to create the inner circle (I have a large Garfield in my classroom.....that's why orange is one of my classroom colors this year), and then traced a glass for the orange circle. I added a little glue to hold them nicely while I laminated them. I can't wait to hand them out on everyone's special day!
Lastly I created these cute little pens to match my classroom. I found the idea at Chocolate On My Cranium, you can get the instructions for how to make them there. I will tell you I had to go to WalMart for the pens. Target didn't have the ones I wanted and Dollar Tree does, but they only have 2 pens for a dollar, and the pack at WalMart was 5 for $2.80.
My son simply can't stop making fun of the fact that I made matching pens for my desk. He thinks this is the most ridiculous thing I've made all summer.....teenage boys have absolutely no appreciation for color coordination (or clean laundry, clean dishes, and deodorant :)
I'm also linking up with Oh'Boy 4th Grade on a new Currently!!!
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