Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gifts, Gifts, Gifts Galore!

One more day in this week!  Before I link up with Jessica from Joy In the Journey and Becky from Compassionate Teacher for their Tricks of the Trade linky party I wanted to share a funny happening in my class today!  One of my students walked in and the first thing out of her mouth was you are dressed like Louie from One Direction.  The kids thought it was funny and I was a little confused...I was wearing a red skirt and a blue and white stripped shirt.  Apparently from what I was told...he wears red pants and a blue and white stripped shirt.  I was even wearing my blue shoes like he does.  My kids were crazy about it and at lunch I googled it and sure enough there was a picture of him dressed in a stripped shirt and red pants.  I want to assure you I do not choose my clothes to match the members of One Direction.  It made me laugh so I thought I would share!

Gifts...One of my Love Languages is Gifts.  I love to receive gifts as well as give gifts to other people.  It makes me happy!  When I am feeling blue, I go shopping and buy something for someone else. I just love to give!  This year I coached girls JV basketball and at every game no one had a water bottle, before our tournament the other coach and myself decided to give the girls each their own water bottle.  I purchased these at the dollar store and used my Circut to cut their names in vinyl.  The girls went crazy and could not believe their name was on it, especially if their name was unusual like, Jayda or Kamaria. 

For Christmas, I made a former co-worker and my principal the same gift because they are both big tea drinkers.  I saw this on pinterest and I thought it was the cutest idea.  A tea wreath!  After I made it, I thought you could substitute tea with hot chocolate packets or even dollar bills.  It was so cute and so easy!  HERE is the link to the original post on how to make this cute tea wreath!

I also love to receive gifts.  Some of my favorite gifts are gift card, especially when they are to my favorite places.  Last year, my students knew I loved to shop at the Loft and at the end of the year I received a few gift cards to that store.  I felt special because they went out of their way to think of me!  I also cherish my students' artwork.  If they draw or color me a picture I always hang it up and make sure their name is one it because I keep it all in a folder in my file!

I cannot wait to get ideas from everyone else.  I have no idea yet what I am planning for my students yet!  I still have a few more weeks to figure that out!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your night, I am off to grade papers!




  1. How great are those water bottles??!! Will the vinyl stay on? Must have those! So cute!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. The water bottle idea is awesome! They look great! I also love the tea wreath. That is so cute.

    I can't believe your kids thought you were trying to dress like the guy from One Direction. Hahahaha!

    Compassionate Teacher