Thursday, May 10, 2012

Last Minute Mother's Day and End of Year Conferences

This week has been a whirlwind of excitement! We've been busy preparing for Mother's Day and end of year conferences. We're using a precious unit from First Grade Blue Skies to create some super cute crafts for moms.

One of my sweet teammates gave me the idea to make these little candle holders.

They were really easy. I bought candle holders at Dollar Tree. I cut tissue paper into small squares and then brushed a thin layer of glue and a little water all over the candle holders. The kids added the tissue paper. I'm all about easy, stress-free crafting.

At my school we loop with our students for K-1 so I had to reinvent the wheel a little this year for Mother's Day. Last year, we made the cutest cookbooks for our moms.

Clip art by DJ Inkers

Click on the cookbook cover to download it. I called my students over one at time and asked them what their favorite meal was. I then asked them how they thought you should make it. I got some pretty precious responses. I typed all of them up and added their picture to the bottom of the page along with why they think their mom is special. I then compiled all of the recipes and attached the cover with ribbon. My moms loved them!

We've also been preparing for students led conferences. I met with all of my students and we discussed their progress and goals. After we finished, they filled out this sheet:

Click on the picture above to download it. Happy Mother's Day!

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