I thought I would share with you a Father's Day present that my students did this week. Father's Day, you ask? In October? Well, yes....... At our school, we celebrate Father's Day in October. The Dads attend Mass with their kids and then are invited to an All School reception in the gymnasium. It is a pretty low key celebration, but it IS nice to have a special day when our students can give their Dads a special gift.
I took each child's picture holding my son's Wii guitar. If I were to do it over, I think I would change the background of the picture, but it worked for this year! The children decorated a craft stick picture frame with rocks using Tacky glue. I found the rocks in the floral department at Michaels. The next day, I attached their picture to the back of the frame and added the words "Dad, You Rock!" Voila! Fun, easy, and memorable!
I also thought I would share something cool that I found at the Dollar Tree. I found Halloween ice cube trays earlier in the Fall and used them for a color mixing activity. As I was thinking about what stations my students would be doing for math this week, I remembered the ice cube trays. They would make perfect ten frames! So, I put a handful of black Pom poms in a storage box along with dot stickers and pencils. I found these Halloween ten frames on Pinterest and printed and laminated them. HERE is the link to the frames. The kids were to pick a Halloween ten frame card and make their ice cube tray look like the Halloween card. They then were to record a few of their answers on a recording sheet using dotted stickers. If you would like to try this out in your own classroom, click the picture for the recording sheet.
I will be posting again soon! Until then, Peace and blessings!