Hey friends! Happy Monday! T minus 3 1/2 days of school left for me! We didn't have school today because of unused snow days....so teachers had a work day in their rooms and I attended an intruder safety training. I plan on doing a blog post on that very soon. It's a sad thing to even think about, but unfortunately....it's real...and we MUST act and become a survivor, not a victim. Anyways, onward with the fun. Eek! I wanted to share with ya'll my cutesy little end of the year gifts. While at the Dollar Tree, I picked up plain white plates for a $1. I took acrylic paint to school and fingerprinted everyone of my students. I numbered their fingerprints with pencil and wrote their names on a piece of paper so I would know whose print belonged to who. When I got home, I took paint pens and added names, details, polka dots, etc. I baked the plate for 30 minutes at 350*. Please note: I stuck the plate in the cold oven, set it at 350*, and started the 30 minute timer once the oven had preheated.
This is the sweet little plate I made for my assistant, Mrs. Beaver. She truly is my sunshine! That woman is so positive and uplifting all.the.time! I am blessed to have her in my room. :)
This is another plate I made. I plan on giving it to my home room mother. She has been very faithful in helping me once a week and has done so much in planning parties, providing items, and making treat bags for my students. I stuck with the same acrylic paint, did yellow fingerprints, and added the details when I got home. A great little gift and keepsake for only $1 and some time! I plan on getting them each some flowers, adding a thank you note, and a framed class picture. Viola! Thank you gifts DONE! Some of the other parents that have popped in throughout the year will get a class picture, thank you note, and popcorn with a note attached. What do you plan on doing as thank you's? Any great and CHEAP ideas? Please share and leave some love!