I need the creative minds of you, my readers and friends. I need to come up with some sayings and since I'm not as creative as many of you I thought I would beg for your help. In return I promise to share what I make for all to use. Read on and I'll explain.
I thought of this idea last year, but then was hired on at the school about 3 days before school started and since I hadn't worked for 5 years the time was spent adjusting instead of implementing. At our school the classrooms don't have recess equipment unless the teacher has collected it her/himself (although thanks to fundraising the PE teachers do have some items now to check out for recess). I was thinking that it would be nice to give the classroom a monthly gift by way of a item for recess. At the beginning of the school year I would give a bag with a saying - something about: Here is a bag to collect all of the fun we will have this year. (See what I mean about needing your help!) Then each month I would give a piece of equipment to go in the bag along with a saying.
Here is an example. I bought some bubbles for one of the months and this is what I have come up with:
This one has three sayings, but I don't necessarily need that. The biggest bonus is that I was at Target this last week and their summer stuff is on clearance. I was able to score bubbles, a football, sidewalk chalk, a jump rope, and a baseball bat & ball all 75% off. I'm excited to do this idea this year at such a reasonable cost! So if you would like to do this idea with me go stock up on all the clearance sales now. I promise to post what I make ~ especially if you help me out (You can find the tags under Monthly School Idea). Of course you don't need to follow me and do one a month, but it would be a cute teacher gift during teacher appreciation or any other time during the year.
Some equipment I need sayings for:
baseball bat & ball
bubbles (this one I have some ideas for -see above- but if you want to add to it feel free)
kickball or four square ball
Hoppy Taw (hopscotch)
Feel free to add to the list of equipment since I have purchased everything yet.
Just leave me a comment with your idea. If for some reason that won't work (I had some issues, but I think it is fixed now) you can email me at flowersandbows(at)gmail(dot)com.
I love to do crafts and have cute handouts and activities for church (and school, and friends, and - well you get the idea). I don't consider myself creative, but often use the help of others' talents. I decided to share what I'm doing for others just like me. It may be a link to where I found something or it might even be something *I* created. Right now I work as a paraprofessional at my kids' elementary - in special ed (autism). I started creating items for my 3rd graders this year and can't wait to share them with you. I am the 1st counselor in YW (first time in YW is this past year). I also have ideas for cub scouts and sunbeams posted, my previous callings.