Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Time Capsule Cont'

Last night I blogged about the time capsule project my students are working on. First thing this morning they asked if they were going to work on them. They're so excited about this project. I took a few pictures today: 

This is a picture of the brown envelopes they are decorating as their time capsules. 

This is the picture of the stationery we made. Last names are blurred out for obvious reasons. I also gave them each a copy of our class list so they can cross names off as they write letters to classmates. 

And finally, here is an example of a letter written to a classmate. Is this not precious? 


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time Capsule

Back to work today after an 8 day Caribbean cruise (St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, and Nassau)! It was gorgeous, relaxing, and I got to kiss a dolphin ;)

Many of you are ending your year, but here in New York we go until the end of June so my class will be working on their final project of the year. Since I had most of my class twice (once in kindergarten and now again in second) they have a super special place in my heart and we've had a lot of great memories together. These kiddos will all hopefully graduate high school in 1 decade so we are creating time capsules. They are decorating large brown envelopes and   their capsules will include letters from their classmates, pictures from this year and kindergarten, work that they are proud of, a note from me, and a letter from their parents/siblings. I cannot even begin to tell you how EXCITED my kids are for this project. 

I'll include pictures as we go but today we started by making personalized class stationery that will be used to write letters. I'll take a picture of mine tomorrow, but I got the general idea from this Pinterest photo. I only have 12 students so each day for the next 11 days each student will write a letter to a different classmate to include in the time capsule

This is the letter I'm sending home to include the parents in this project. 
Has anyone ever done a project like this? I'm really excited. I love looking at stuff I did in elementary school so I'm hoping this becomes memorable to the students one day. I'll post more about it as we work on it. 


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week :)

Teacher Appreciation week begins tomorrow! I appreciate all the hard working, talented teachers out there that produce and share amazingly creative products and ideas. I too am participating in the TpT appreciation sale, so be sure to check it out! Happy shopping. I know I can't wait to purchase the goodies on my wishlist. :D Have a great week and I hope your school does something super special for all you hardworking teachers! So check out my store and stock up on goodies for next year.