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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

blast from the past

This post was about a week after I started blogging back in March...I'm having a Donuts with Dads Dudes in a month (Donuts, Dudes, December...Muffins, Moms Madams, makes it easier for me to remember!), I can't wait to see what kinds of donuts are made (I will be sure to post pics) in a few weeks.

 Originally posted 3/26/13
Can you believe there are only a few weeks if school left? Where has the year gone?!  I am so sad it is almost over...I am just loving this class and will really miss them. Before the year ends, I knew I needed to make something for my awesome dads (they must have felt so left out when Mom brought home that cute muffin craftivity!).  I've created a Donuts with Dudes craftivity to match my Muffins with Moms craftivity...what do you think?  What I love about these cuties is they could be used for Mother's/Father's Day also.  Click the images to download via TpT.
This was my fourth year doing a Muffins with Moms event. We read If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff, followed by If You Give a Mom a Muffin (a funny spinoff poem) and then made these cute lil muffin craftivities for each Mom (complete with thumbprint cheeks!). These ones crack. me. up.

"If you give my Mom a muffin, she would ask for a napkin because she is messy!"  
".....she would need a cup of coffee because muffins are dry."
".....she will ask for a glass of milk because she wants a mustache."

Can you say ca-ute!!!

You can download the Muffins with Moms Craftivity from my TpT store by clicking the image below:

I'd love to hear from you! What sorts of activities do you do for your Muffins with Moms event or Mother's Day gifts? 

I thought this would be random, but a good time to share my teaching portfolio.  When I graduated from our program (2008), it was suggested by our advisor that we give principals we are interviewing for a binder with all of our education essays and lesson plans.  Knowing that principals are crazy-busy and would most likely never open such a thing, I made the wise decision not to do that.  I used iPhoto and created a book portfolio that had the basics from my binder (I added photos to my essays and sectioned the whole thing by my references, resume, teaching philosophy, classroom management, lesson plans, etc.).  I'm going to toot my own horn because this is a GENIUS idea by me.  There are many more options nowadays for this type of portfolio...iPhoto allows you to change the font size for instance! Or you can even use Shutterfly or some other photo album creator.  Either way, it's a great way to make yourself a little more presentable and memorable.
Also, I made this Proud Peacock craftivity to do at the end of the year.  We will write about our accomplishments and proudest moments of the year! They saw me making the examples and were so excited...who knew peacocks were so popular?!
Click the pic to download your own craftivity via TpT:


1 comment

  1. Love the peacock. I'm going to use it as an end of term one writing project. My grade two's are really inspired to write more if they have a craftivity to go with it.


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