But with end of the year teacher gifts coming up soon I thought I would show this idea that I have done three years in a row. Original post may 2006
I am also hoping to gets some comments on some ideas others have done.
So here are the instructions on the money book.
the last week of school I send out a secret paper to all the kids to take home and fill out. It has a list of questions that they fill in the blank. Here are the list from this year.
- Why Mrs. Thorp will make a great mom to Anna (her teacher is pregnant)
- Where does Mrs. Thorp live?
- What I love most about Mrs. Thorp
My favorite thing Mrs. Thorp taught me this year
- What is Mrs. Thorp's favorite color?
- What doe she love to eat for lunch?
- Mrs. Thorp loves me because...
- What I will miss most about being in Mrs. Thorp's class
- What I hope to never forget about this year.
Then I compile these questions and answers and print them out on sheets of paper the size of dollar bills. I go to the bank and get 100 brand new bills. It will only work with brand new ones.
Then I make a cover for the front and a piece of chip board for the back.
I put a dollar then a slip of paper over and over.
I use a compound glue (this is where I bought it in Tennessee, but you should be able to find this at Paper Mills in your town)
I paint the glue at the top of each sheet, clamp down with clamps. In a few hours you have a pad of paper, that does not come apart.
The cover says,
"100 things we love and will miss about Mrs. Thorp. From the class of 2006"
The answers are priceless.
The younger the children the funnier the answers to the "where does she live" most say at the school or with her mother. This year one boy wrote" she lives in a kitchen with grapes and green wall paper on the wall"
The other idea is if you have lots of teachers to give to, PE, Art, the bus driver, music teacher, office staff.
You can buy these gumballs at Sams club (if you don't have a membership, you should be able to ask for a one day) they are about $16.00 a box.Get some glass canning jars. I buy the printed lids now but in the past have spray painted the gold lids. I seem to find these often at Walmart, here is a place to order them online
I think the gingham lids are awesome and less time consuming.
Here is a sample of the label. I print these and then laminate them with my xyron machine. (amanda:) sorry I have never answered your question about this great machine)
I tie with fun polka dot ribbon. before my ribbon outlet day, I could find great, cheap polka dot ribbon at wal-mart or hobby lobby.
Last year we brought these to school in our red wagon and dropped them off at the office and her speciality classes.
I used a multi color for these jars but you can also do a theme too.Halloween jar, lid spray painted black and top has a piece of orange and white gingham check fabric