Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wow! What a Party!

Merry Christmas all!  I am so loving my first day of Christmas break!  I survived the last week of school and can say that my Christmas party with my second grade babes yesterday was awesome!  My room mom did a FABULOUS job of organizing everything and the kids had a ball!  I have some pics here of my parent gifts that we made this year.  I can't take credit for of my second grade buddies was making this with her class and I just fell in love with them and had to make them.  Check out our Santa pots!
You need:     gold, black, and white pipe cleaners,
                   smaller pots (2 per child)
                   red and tan acrylic paint
                   google eyes
                   tiny pink balls for the nose
                   white foam sheet to cut out eyebrows and mustache
                   fluffy boa for cutting beard strips
                   tacky glue and hot glue gun
                   mints to fill the pots
They really were fun to make!  I wish you could have seen my classroom once we cut into those feather boas!  We had feathers flying EVERYWHERE!  The kids loved it!
I want to wish everyone a holiday filled with joy in your hearts!  Have a very Merry Christmas!   I will love my time off with my family but want to share a sample of a packet I hope to finish before the first of the year!  I am planning to make themed based (by the month) Common Core Daily Practice packets each month.  I am almost finished with my January packet that will include math and language arts practice sheets.  Watch for this soon and here is a sample page for you use with your students. 
 Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!-Yvonne


  1. Those Santas are awesome! Did you use the Tacky glue to hold the pots together? Love the daily practice page - looks great!

  2. Thanks Cynthia! After the kids painted the pots I hot glued them together. They tacky glued everything else. I did some "touch-up" with the hot glue afterwards but they did most of it. :) Yvonne

  3. I just found your blog by way of Pinterest and love it! I am your newest follower:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  4. Those Santas are SO cute!! Your math practice looks awesome, wow!
    A coworker was raving about your gingerbread pack and totally saved me with your incredible stained glass project to give as parent gifts. They came out AMAZING!! I blogged about them here

    Hope you had a great Christmas!
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  5. Hey Denise! Your stained glass pictures turned out great! So glad I could help you out. Just read your post and I appreciate the shout out! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!-Yvonne