Do you give your students a welcome back to school gift? I decided to this year and I think it was a hit!
Open house is always so awkward – the students are shy and don’t really want to talk to anyone but their parents. This year I was able to show the kiddos around the room a little, stopping by the ever so popular turtle, and ending at my guided reading table where I had a surprise waiting for everyone!
I’ve used these little fellas during guided reading in the past and they are so much fun! I was in Target the other day…shocker, right?...and found these little guys again. They were in the party section, just begging to be picked up. So, I did.
I whipped up a little phrase to put with the eye finger puppet when I got home. Super cheesy, but I do teach first grade. Cheese is definitely called for. All the time.
(Y'all - please excuse my fingernails. It's back to school time - you know how it is. Ha!)
Once I printed and cut the cards out, I just hot glued the eyeballs onto the card and was ready to go!
I hope you can use this free card for your finger puppets!
I’d love to see your pictures in use on Instagram – tag me at @mirandalarayne!
UPDATE 7/24! The old link broke, so here are some new cards! Enjoy!
What do you do for your students’ birthdays?
I love to give my students birthday balloons! These are such a easy gift to put together before school starts and have them ready to go. It only takes me a few minutes to cut out the circles and tape them to the straws. I put them in a basket and then forget about them.
I’m the worst at remembering and planning for student birthdays, so it is fantastic to have these ready to pass out when the announcement comes on. Anyone else have too many other things in your mind? Nah – you’re a teacher. You’re a super star.
My kiddos love the silly straws so much! I let them choose their color, which thrills them!
I’d love to share these editable birthday balloons with you! Just click on the document below and download!
When you open it in Adobe, just click below "Happy Birthday!" and you should be able to type in your name.
I’d love to see pictures of you using “birthday balloons” in your classroom! Please tag me on Instagram @mirandalarayne!