Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I think I can, I think I can...

I can't believe it's only Tuesday! My little sweeties have A LOT of Christmas cheer. They are so ready for Santa to come! I think tomorrow I may have to tell them about the candy cane phone in the office. It comes up from the floor and can only be used by teachers. It is a direct line to Santa. It has worked for years and you should see the look on their sweet little faces when I tell them about it!
Anyway, this week has been about crafting and goodies. I've been eating WAY too much. Every day, there are new things in the lounge that I just can't resist. Today it was chocolate-covered Oreos. Yum!
So when I went to the doctor after school and they weighed me, I looked away and asked them not to tell me. I'd rather not know at this point. Just let me enjoy my holiday and then I'll get down to business!

Here is a little project that we did today along with finishing parent gifts and cards. We got it all done!!

If you give a Gingerbread Man some jingle bells...

I have to go start my gifts for coworkers and parent volunteers. I'd love to know what others give their parent volunteers. I'm always looking for a new idea!

:) Andrea

Friday, December 9, 2011

Another craft?

Really? That's how I felt this week. It was one craft after another. Don't get me wrong, I like them, but they are so time-consuming! Today, we finished our gift to parents and started working on cards. Here is what we got done:
I found this idea somewhere out in googleland and loved it. You cut out a tree shape and have the kiddos stamp the tree with various Christmas stamps. Then you attach buttons or other decorations. I will attach it to red paper and let them write on it. Jaime, (From What's the Buzz - with the awesome new blog design!), had the idea of telling parents that they could cut it out and use it as an ornament after reading the card. LOVE that idea.

And then there's the crafting at home. I make gifts for my friends when we have our annual cookie exchange - which is tomorrow by the way and I still don't know what cookie I'm making. Ahh!!
Anyway, I TRY to make something crafty and this is what I made this year. I used a $1.00 frame from Michael's, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and a book. I know I shouldn't cut up a book, but it wasn't one that I'll read, so that's okay, right? I have to find a little friendship poem to go inside.

Have a good weekend!!
:) Andrea