Welcome to Summer! sidewalk chalk
The younger kids and I had fun making it - I drew the letter outlines and they filled it in:
But that's not all! We then walked to the bus stop and made a path from there to the giant sign. We drew arrows and wrote encouraging words and made fun games (like hop scotch) along the path:
Teacher Gift - matchbox style
I am never on top of things to send a gift during Teacher Appreciation Week. So I always whip something up last-minute at the end of the school year. This year I just had the kids choose a necklace set from my Paparazzi Stash, then I made these cute matchboxes to hold them.
I used my matchbox diecut from Lifestyle Crafts which made this amazingly easy. I used some new twine that showed up in my mailbox that I apparently ordered from a daily deal site (love when I forget when I order and it just comes out of the blue!). You could probably hand-cut matchboxes as well, but the diecut made it super quick - just rolled it through my Epic 6 and glued it together and I was good to go. The kids enjoy getting their teachers a gift:
Summer Journals - summer gift
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The journals were awesome - here they are all wrapped up:
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